Jacolby Satterwhite Just Like Water
Morán Morán is pleased to announce Jacolby Satterwhite’s exhibition titled Just Like Water. Presenting his seminal work, Birds in Paradise, this immersive installation is comprised of a six-part animated video work on two channels. One hundred and one minutes in length, and shown for the first time in its entirety, the animated piece is scored to Love will find a way home, an album by PAT – a collaboration between Satterwhite and Nick Weiss. PAT takes its name from Patricia Satterwhite, the artist’s mother, who left behind hundreds of a capella recordings. Accompanying the film, the installation includes a wall work that documents the full list of the album’s song titles, executed in neon tubing. All combined, Birds in Paradise unveils the five-year culmination of Satterwhite’s feature length anthology, which includes Blessed Avenue (2018); Avenue B (2018); Moments of Silence (2019); Birds in Paradise (2019); We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other (2020); and Shrines (2020). In addition to the installation, the exhibition includes three VR stations – each with a different virtual reality experience from Domestika (2017), We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other, and Shrines, as well as pigment prints and new multi-colored neon works.
Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, SC) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (2008), and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2012). In 2013, he was a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and in 2016 he received the United States Artist: Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellowship. Recently, his work has show at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2021); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2021); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2021); Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2019); and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN (2019). His work has also been included in exhibitions at many prestigious institutions, including the Bronx Museum, New York, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX; Serralves Museum, Porta, Portugal; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Fowler Art Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Satterwhite’s work is included in public collections at the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
All images: Just Like Water, 2022, installation views. Courtesy of Morán Morán