Jacolby Satterwhite – Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:30 pm, Nov. 24th, 2014

The Department of Art Practice is pleased to present

A Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture:

Jacolby Satterwhite

7:30 ‰ÛÒ 9 pm, Monday, NovemberåÊ24th,åÊ2014

Kroeber 160, UC Berkeley Campus

Free and Open to the Public


Using video, 3-D animation, electronic devices and elaborateåÊhandmade costumes, Jacolby Satterwhite uses his body toåÊconfront issues related to gender politics, imagined worldsåÊand digital life. While in his performances and videosåÊSatterwhite references a variety of art practices‰ÛÓincludingåÊSurrealism, ‰ÛÏoutsider‰Û art and postmodern dance‰ÛÓhisåÊinfluences are as familial as they are artistic. He culls from
hundreds of drawings created by his mother, PatriciaåÊSatterwhite, and uses them as catalysts to imagine hisåÊalternate digital universe. To create his videos, he digitallyåÊtraces her drawings and then transforms them into 3-DåÊanimations. Next he dances in front of a green screen,åÊdrawing on movement vocabularies from both staged danceåÊand vogueing. Satterwhite‰Ûªs live performances‰ÛÓmarathon
sessions that span six to ten hours‰ÛÓare also influenced byåÊthese drawings, which alternate between popular dance andåÊa shared secret visual language.


Jacolby Satterwhite received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. In 2010 he earned a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. His solo exhibitions includeåÊThe Matriarch‰Ûªs Rhapsody, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (2013), andåÊJacolby Satterwhite, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (2012). His group exhibitions includeåÊApproximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2013);åÊFore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012);åÊ3-D Form: Aboveground Animation, New Museum, New York (2012);åÊBeasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York (2012);åÊBigger than Shadows, Dodge Gallery, New York (2012);åÊShift: Projects|Perspectives|Directions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012);åÊOh, You Mean Cellophane and All That Crap, Calder Foundation, New York (2012);åÊPixelated, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn (2012);åÊIf There‰Ûªs No Dancing at the Revolution I‰Ûªm Not Coming, Recess Activities, New York (2011);åÊRobert Melee‰Ûªs Talent Show, The Kitchen, New York (2010);åÊThe Mothership Has Landed, Rush Arts Gallery, New York (2010);åÊThe B-Sides, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (2008); andåÊSummer Mixtape Volume 1: The Get Smart Edition, Exit Art Gallery, New York (2008).

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