Other Worlds w/ Jacolby Satterwhite & Jonathan Lyndon Chase
When: February 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ages allowed: All Ages
Join Boston Ujima Project for Other Worlds with Jacolby Satterwhite and Jonathan Lyndon Chase.
This talk will be followed by music from DJ Dee Diggs.
This event is one in our week-long series We Be Knowin: A Boston Ujima Project Celebration of Everyday Democracy.
PLEASE RSVP. This event will take place on Zoom, and will be live streamed on Facebook. A recording will be made available on Youtube after the event.
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 serve as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.
Jonathan Lyndon Chase has lived and worked in Philadelphia their whole life, receiving their MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 2016. Chase has received numerous awards from PAFA and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was recently announced as a 2019 Fellow by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Represented by Company Gallery in New York, Chase has been included in recent exhibitions at the Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL (2018-2019); Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA (2018); California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2017); and The Bunker, Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, Palm Beach, FL (2017). Chase’s work resides in numerous public and private collections throughout the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Chase has had two publications released for their recent solo exhibitions, Sheets (2018) and Quiet Storm (2018), and has been featured in numerous periodicals, including GQ, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
About the Boston Ujima Project
THE BOSTON UJIMA PROJECT is a democratic, member-run organization building cooperative business, arts and investment ecosystem in Boston, with a mission to return wealth to working class communities of color. Ujima is bringing together neighbors, workers, business owners, investors, grassroots organizers, and culture-makers, to create a community-controlled economy in our city.