Artist Jacolby Satterwhite will be in conversation with editor, writer, and researcher Sara Roffino. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Jen Fisher.
Jacolby Satterwhite was born in 1986 in Columbia, South Carolina and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality 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 language 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 and diagrams for visionary household products and ethereal vocals serve as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.
Sara Roffino is an editor, writer, and researcher. She was most recently the executive editor of Cultured magazine and was the managing editor of the Brooklyn Rail from 2013–15 and the senior/executive editor of Art+Auction from 2015–17. She also works as a freelance editor and researcher for artists and art historians and is currently overseeing the archives and catalogue raisonné research for painter Larry Poons. Her writing has appeared in Art+Auction, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters, Cultured, Bomb.com, Artnet News, Galerie, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, and Observer.com among other publications. In 2009–10, she lived in Lisbon on a Fulbright.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
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Jen fisher was born in Florida in 1981. Her first book, “In the Mud” will be released in November 2020 from Desuetude Gallery. Her poetry has appeared in The Quarterless Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Newest York, and Daggers Magazine, among many others. She lives in Queens.