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JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other
2020
Virtual reality color video with sound
RT: 24:00 min.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other

2020

Neon, unique

7 5/8 by 90 by 2 1/4 in.  19.4 by 228.6 by 5.7 cm.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  Flying in Paradise, All Above the Business  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Flying in Paradise, All Above the Business

2020

UV pigment on aluminum

60 by 50 in.  152.4 by 127 cm.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  Hands and Wrist  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Hands and Wrist

2020

Neon, unique

13 1/2 by 90 by 2 1/4 in.  34.3 by 228.6 by 5.7 cm.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  Black Luncheon  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Black Luncheon

2020

UV pigment on aluminum

60 by 53 in.  152.4 by 134.6 cm.

 

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other

2020

Virtual reality color video with sound

RT: 24:00 min.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  I Will Never Go Back  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

I Will Never Go Back

2020

Neon, unique

10 1/2 by 70 in.  26.7 by 177.8 cm.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE  Pygmalion's Throne  2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Pygmalion's Throne

2020

UV pigment on aluminum

65 by 45 in.  165.1 by 114.3 cm.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Black Luncheon 2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Black Luncheon
2020
Animated neon, unique
84 by 88 in.  213.4 by 223.5 cm.

Press Release

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Jacolby Satterwhite, We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other. This exhibition, which marks the artist’s first show with the gallery, will include a new, large-scale virtual reality installation as well as new works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, photography, neon and mixed-medium installation.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is the debut of Satterwhite's most recent immersive, virtual reality video installation, We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other. In the video, after which the exhibition takes its title, the current events of our present reality permeate Satterwhite's quasi-utopic universe. This virtual world is rooted in the expression of Satterwhite's body movements, which are modeled and transcribed through digital bodysuits into animated fembot form. Within the survival model and alternative reality motif of video games, the performative gestures of Satterwhite's gender-ambiguous fembots carve out a space of resilient, afro-futurist self-expression.

For over a decade, Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual and allegory, Satterwhite draws from myriad references including Italian Baroque painting, ‘90s video games, Modernism and artworks by his mother Patricia. Patricia’s drawings and recordings have had a significant influence on Satterwhite’s work, serving as a foundation for his otherworldly works. In 2019, Satterwhite released an LP with artist Nick Weiss, Love Will Find a Way Home, in which recordings by Patricia were overlaid onto dance tracks.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash will be open Tuesday through Friday. To ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, we are currently limiting the number of visitors in the gallery with enhanced protocols. Appointments can also be made through our gallery website at www.miandn.com or by calling the gallery at +1 212 744 7400.

Everyone, including staff members, must wear a face covering compliant with the CDC guidelines for the duration of their visit and maintain a social distance of 6+ feet. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival to the gallery. All interactive equipment will be regularly cleaned and sanitized after use.