Raha Raissnia and Jacolby Satterwhite
Friday 01.30.2015 | 8pm
Render Series seeks to provide a glance at the circumstance of moving images, what images are capable of and what we are capable of inflicting upon them. Various practitioners are invited to acknowledge a personal value system through their approach to images between reality or vice versa. And the audience is invited to spectate with ulterior motives.
Raha Raissnia (b. 1968, Tehran, Iran) received her BFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago in 1992 and her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2002. In the interim, her interest in avant-garde filmmaking led her to take on an internship at Anthology Film Archives (1995-1999), where she has also exhibited. Her work has been included in exhibitions at White Columns (New York), Access Gallery (Vancouver), the Museum of Contemporary Art St. Louis, Khastoo Gallery (Los Angeles), Thomas Dane Gallery (London) and The Kitchen (New York), among others. Recent solo shows were held at Galeria Marta Cevera (Madrid), Galerie Xippas (Paris),and the Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art (Ishfahan, Iran). Raissnia’s projection-performances, undertaken in collaboration with Aki Onda, have been held at Arnolfini – Center for Contemporary Art (Bristol, UK), Issue Project Room (New York), Emily Harvey Foundation (New York), among other. Series in Fugue, Raissnia’s fourthone-personexhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery, tookplace in the fall of 2013.
Jacolby Satterwhite (b.1986) is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses video, performance, 3D animation, drawing, fibers and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, and personal and public mythology. In his video works, Satterwhite creates fantastical digital landscapes populated with multiple, costumed avatars of himself, engaging with hand-drawn objects and text as extensions of the body, in a seamless exchange between live performance and constructed worlds. Satterwhite's computer-generated realms—densely layered with proliferating drawings, objects and performances—encompass animated narratives of personal memory and identity.Satterwhite is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Art Matters grant. His works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Satterwhite lives in New York.