Jacolby Satterwhite

  • Jacolby Satterwhite

    MODERNISM was a continual reconfiguration of vision. Picasso and Braque fashioned representations of simultaneous perspective with Synthetic Cubism; Seurat embarked on a new method of painting that emphasized the viewer’s perception of form and color; Courbet took high-society painting and transmuted it for the middle class. Bruce Nauman pushed these ideas further, using the body and the negative space surrounding it as modernist objects, the materials that could be monitored, examined, and exercised, anticipating the self-measurement of social media. His Clown Torture, 1987, is a sharp precursor

  • Ryan McNamara, Gaga Trump, Hofstra University, 9/26/16, 2016.
    slant November 03, 2016

    Pop Quiz: Jacolby Satterwhite on the election

    To coincide with the November issue of Artforum on art and politics, including special projects by Wolfgang Tillmans, Dread Scott, and Eileen Myles, artforum.com invited a small group to select an indelible image or video related to the election.

    Jacolby Satterwhite is an artist based in New York.

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  • Jacolby Satterwhite, En Plein Air: Abduction II, 2014, digital C-print, 84 × 60".

    PORTFOLIO

    TRINA, THE RAPPER FROM MIAMI, is also known as the Diamond Princess, and her crystalline image is everywhere, from the fan site Oh-Trina.com to bottles of her namesake perfume. She is everywhere, in particular, in Jacolby Satterwhite’s new series of tableaux, “En Plein Air.” Endless iterations of her pneumatic figure populate galactic landscapes in glittery jewel tones, surrounded by renderings of other contorted, slickly muscled bodies—including that of Satterwhite himself. The bodies perch and sway on structures that resemble helicopters, subwoofers, monstrous networks of wires, splintering

  • Brickmaking community outside of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2014. Photo: Oscar Murillo.

    The Best Exhibitions of 2014

    TO TAKE STOCK OF THE PAST YEAR, ARTFORUM ASKED AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SELECT THE SINGLE IMAGE, EXHIBITION, OR EVENT THAT MOST MEMORABLY CAPTURED THEIR EYE IN 2014.

    OSCAR MURILLO

    KIM GORDON

    LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ
    Broad City is the first TV show to fully exploit the comic potential of the gentrification of our minds.

    WOLFGANG TILLMANS

    LAURE PROUVOST
    This is an image from a book on Ferdinand Cheval’s Palais Idéal (1912). My family was recently seeking architectural inspiration for a museum that will be built when our lost granddad comes out of his conceptual tunnel. It has now been more than