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Jacolby Satterwhite | Reifying Desire: Model It

Jacolby Satterwhite
Reifying Desire: Model It (performance still), 2012
2-channel video installation; painted wooden platform, spandex catsuit and live performance
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and Monya Rowe Gallery, New York
Photo: Scott Rudd



Adult Programs

In a series of live performances throughout the Museum, Jacolby Satterwhite activates his new work Reifying Desire: Model It (2012). Adorned in a silver full-body latex catsuit, Satterwhite dances and poses for several hours, giving conceptual depth to the Reifying Desire installation.

Jacolby Satterwhite combines video, 3-D animation and drawing in his immersive installations and performances. In Reifying Desire: Model It, on view in Fore, Satterwhite appropriates and traces his mother Patricia Satterwhite's drawings—inspired by household objects and consumer goods—into his videos' digital landscape. Satterwhite makes connections between his artistic practice and his mother’s, in the process constructing psychological and cultural matriarchal lineages. Juxtaposing live performance and recorded documentation, Satterwhite also investigates the relationship between between reality and the virtual world.

Reifying Desire: Model It

Sunday, November 11, 2012: 12–5pm
Thursday, November 29, 1–6pm
Friday, December 14, 4–7pm
Friday, January 4, 5–8pm
Friday, February 1, 5–8pm
Friday, February 22, 4–7pm

No RSVP required