Spirits Roaming on the Earth maps conceptual artist Jacolby Satterwhite’s extraordinary creative trajectory across multiple materials, genres and modes of thinking.
Drawing on a broad set of real and fantastical references and diverse influences, including video gaming, art history, mythology and contemporary visual culture, Satterwhite creates digital worlds of resilience, reinvention and celebration. His intricately detailed animations and live action films of real and imagined worlds – populated by the avatars of Satterwhite and his friends – serve as the stage for the artist’s surreal and poetic world-building.
At the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the exhibition will cover all the downstairs galleries as well as the 60-foot Project Wall to fully immerse visitors in the show. There will also be an outdoor video projection playing from dusk until midnight every day.