Pioneer Works Founding Artistic Director, Gabriel Florenz invites our supporters to a private exhibition walkthrough of Jacolby Satterwhite’s first institutional show in New York.
RSVP by October 10 to email@example.com
About the exhibition
You’re at home revolves around Satterwhite’s multipart, digitally-animated series Birds in Paradise. The exhibition manifests as an immersive environment of video projections, virtual reality, live performance, sculpture, and a retail store styled to resemble a defunct Tower Records. Inside of the store lies a newly released double LP album titled Love will find a way home by PAT—a collaboration between the artist and musician Nick Weiss.
Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, sex and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends. These animations serve as the stage on which the artist synthesizes the multiple disciplines that encompass his practice, namely illustration, performance, painting, sculpture, photography and writing. Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references, guided by queer theory, modernism and video game history to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is that of his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, whose ethereal vocals serve as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.