Artist Talk with Shannon Taggart

Artist Talk with Shannon Taggart
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8/3/2022 11:00 AM
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9/30/2022 5:00 PM
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Pensacola Museum of Art
Friday, September 30th, 2022
Join photographer Shannon Taggart for a special book signing and artist talk in celebration of her exhibition, Séance. This program is free and open to the public, though seating may be limited.


PMA Members are invited for a special book signing and reception at 5:30. Everyone is invited to join us at 6:00 for light refreshments before Shannons’s talk and book signing.

5:30 – 6:00 PMA Members Preview
6:00 – 6:30 Reception and Exhibition Viewing
6:30 – 7:30 Artist Talk
7:30 – 8:00 Book Signing

Voted one of the best photobooks of 2019 by TIME Magazine, Shannon Taggart’s Séance is a beautiful accompaniment to the exhibition. Copies of the new edition will be available for sale in our Museum Store the evening of the talk.

About the Exhibition

For the past twenty years American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975) has documented Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography.

The photographs on display explore the communities and phenomena associated with Spiritualism, including séance circles, mediumship, and the objects and technological devices used to aid communication with spirits. Often made in darkened rooms, the photographs are characterized by otherworldly blurs, chance flares and orbs, and entrancing portraits cast in glowing colors. Taking on the role of participant observer, Taggart bears witness with her camera to an unseen world of belief lying just beyond the fringes of everyday reality.

Special Thanks

This event is hosted in partnership with the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. This series showcases scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture. The series is supported, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series. Special thanks to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club.

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