Jacolby Satterwhite’s solo show “The House of Patricia Satterwhite”, utilizes 230 3D modeled versions of his mother, Patricia Satterwhite’s drawings, his body, and animated figures. The intersection of the disparate disciplines including dance performance, drawing, and digital media acts as an exquisite corpes strategy for guiding the storyline. Ordinary utilitarian objects become queered and repurposed in pursuit of defining a new utopian and non political space for him to perform in. The result is an overlap of visual trajectories between his mother and him. Her private domestic documentations/inventions, and his public reactions to pop culture, art history, and political histories.
Jacolby Satterwhite, Born 1986, Columbia, South Carolina. MFA University of Pennsylvania 2010