LUIS GISPERT + JACOLBY SATTERWHITE NEW SPACE / INAUGURAL SHOW 25 MARCH 2016 - 15 MAY LUIS GISPERT New works by Luis Gispert offer art as the high-end collector’s design equivalent of a hip-hop artist’s gold chains. There are plenty of different styles to flaunt and parade — Figaro, rope, curb, Byzantine, herringbone, bead and snake — each with intrinsic value inflated by context. All of them signify affiliation with a posse. At Lundgren Gallery, the New Jersey-born, Miami-raised, Brooklyn-based artist shows an array of lengthy gold chains embedded in what appears to be thickly layered slabs of asphalt. (The heavy slabs are actually composed from small rocks painted or resin-coated in glistening black.) The chains are pressed into the blacktop, as if some hapless squirrel or armadillo squashed by a speeding car. But this is not just any roadkill. Gispert’s glittery, golden chain designs recall famous paintings. A dense tangle is an obvious phrasing from a Pollock drip-painting. Thin, draped chains flowing down from the edges toward the bottom center suggest a Morris Louis. A chunky interlace of looping, lozenge-shaped forms traces the suggestive contours of a blue nude cutout by Matisse. Luxury consumer goods gainsay social rebelliousness. Gispert has been mining this contradiction, which is shared by art culture and hip-hop culture, for more than a decade. This is Luis Gispert’s 3rd show with our gallery. JACOLBY SATTERWHITE The video work: Reifying Desire 6 utilizes 30 or so 3D modeled versions of Jacolby's mothers 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 to perform in. The result is an overlap of visual trajectories between his mother Patricia Satterwhite and himself. Her private domestic documentations/inventions, and Jacolby's public reactions to pop culture, art history, and political histories. It is a distorted simulacrum of reality. The video Reifying Desire 6 has been shown at the Whitney Biennial 2014, and was included this year at Whitechapel Gallery in London in the show: Electric Superhighway. Also 7 new c-prints are presented so as new neon works mounted on Jacolby’s latest unique wallpapers. This is Jacolby Satterwhite's 3rd show with our gallery.
LUIS GISPERT Gispert’s work is inspired by a cultural amalgamation of music, cinema, urban/pop culture, car culture, and the lyrical theatrics of hip hop. Luis Gispert was born in 1972 Jersey City, New Jersey. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Middle East including MOCA North Miami, FL; Whitney Museum of or American Art at Altria, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Studio Museum of Harlem, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; His work has also been included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Private collections include Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Recent solo’s during 2013 has been OHWOW Gallery Los Angeles, Mendes Wood Gallery Sao Paulo and Brooklyn Museum, New York. Forthcoming solo at Mallorca Landings 2014. JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986) uses performance, to examine memory, inside and outsider art practices, contemporary surrealism, queer phenomenology and push the tensions created during translation and inheritance of studio practice. His recent body work “The Matriarch’s Rhapsody” utilizes his mother’s drawings and music recordings as a primary resource. His mother creates songs of desire and thousands of schematic drawings/inventions influenced by consumer culture, medicine, fashion, surrealism, math, sex, astrology, philosophy, and matrilineal concerns. The drawings are mostly of common objects and luxury products found in the domestic sphere. The Matriarch’s Rhapsody’s title stems from the action of repurposing everyday objects drawn by his mother, and queering their meaning in a performative animated narrative. His practice has it’s roots in dada, surrealist, and fluxus attitudes. He pairs down multiple drawings to create a time based narrative out of a nonsensical intersection of the text, rendered objects and dance performance. He uses process as a meta narrative; the narrative between a mother & and son’s studio practices, the narrative between past, present, and future, and the narrative between mediums. PRESS AND LINKS United States Artists Fellows - Jacolby Satterwhite UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2016 FELLOWS SFMOMA - Jacolby Satterwhite Jacolby Satterwhite, Interview with Chen Tamir NEWS AND EXHIBITIONS Jacolby Satterwhite had his 2nd solo “Island of Treasure2 at Mallorca Landings November-December 2013. Inclusion in the Whitney Biennial 2014. Two man booth at Vienna Art Fair 24 – 27 september 2015, together with Luis Gispert and Stefan Lundgren Gallery / Mallorca Landings Residency. Radical Presence ; Yerba buena center When the stars begin to fall: ICA Boston Serralves Museum, Under the Clouds , Porta, portugal June-September, 2015 Seattle Art Museum: Disguise JUN 18 – SEP 7 2015 Albright Knox Museum : Screen Play: Life in An Animated World June 20–September 13, 2015 America Is Hard to See : Whitney Museum of American Art Dallas Art Museum; Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet April 10, 2015 to December 6, 2016 Queer Fantasy : OH-WOW Gallery July 11 – AUG 15, 2015 Weird Science, Marianne Boeskey Gallery July 9 – August 7, 2015 TBA multiple screenings at the New Museum in september 2015
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