Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University will present the first major monographic survey of Jacolby Satterwhite’s wide-ranging practice. Organized by Elizabeth Chodos, Spirits Roam the Earth will encompass a selection of works produced between 2010 and 2020, and span all three floors of the museum. The exhibition opens on August 14th, 2021.
Spirits Roam the Earth will explore the broad set of references that inform Satterwhite’s polyvalent oeuvre from art history, gaming, Black culture, queer club scenes, to recreations and remixes of the creative output of his mother, Patricia Satterwhite, who is a foundational influence for the artist. Satterwhite manifests an expansive multiform gestalt through his 3D animated films, sculpture, music, and performance. Satterwhite’s singular ability to masterfully synthesize personal, theoretical, and pop-cultural inputs across a wide range of materials and genres distinguishes him as one of the preeminent makers and thinkers of our time.
Image credit: Jacolby Satterwhite, Black Luncheon, 2020. Animated neon, unique. 84 by 88 in. 213.4 by 223.5 cm. Mitchell-Innes & Nash.