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Non-Objective Queer Content II-c

This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.

Discreet Dazzle: Becoming Queer Cone

Stills from live-streamed Insta-stories performance. Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well. Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.

Discrete Dazzle: Queer Cone Pylon Patches

Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well. Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.

Bears in Bed: A scene from any gay-themed film written or directed by heterosexuals in the 1980s, 90s, and 00s.

A scene from any gay-themed film written or directed by heterosexuals in the 1980s, 90s, and 00s. Machine and hand sewn bears. Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.

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About Jesse

Baltimore City

Jesse Satterfield is a multi-disciplinary Fiber artist, designer, craftsperson, performer, and critic. He creates artwork in order to unravel his own Queer experience through physical processes of connection and reconstruction using soft and hard materials.  "Queer is also a verb: To Queer is to upset heteronormative structures by revealing unique identity or celebrating social and sexual divergence." Sculpture, weaving, embroidery, piecework, and garment-making are a few of the varied... more

Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat for My Revolving Bedroom Door

Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat for My Revolving Bedroom Door.(Latchhooking canvas and acrylic yarn) "Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) geared towards gay and bisexualmen, designed to help them meet other men in their area. It runs on iOS and Android. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra). The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to farthest away. Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's location." -Wikipedia

  • Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat for My Revolving Bedroom Door

    Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat my Revolving Bedroom Door. (Latchhooking canvas and acrylic yarn) "Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) geared towards gay and bisexualmen, designed to help them meet other men in their area. It runs on iOS and Android. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra). The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby.
  • Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat for My Revolving Bedroom Door. Android Phone Frame.

    Analog Invitation to Enter / Welcome Mat my Revolving Bedroom Door. (Latchhooking canvas and acrylic yarn) "Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) geared towards gay and bisexualmen, designed to help them meet other men in their area. It runs on iOS and Android. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra). The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby.

Non-Objective Queer Content

This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities.

Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification.

These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form. They refer to anonymous sexual encounters between men, while also poking fun at performative fitness culture, the fragile nature of masculinity, and the anxiety induced by comparative body-image.

When the patterns reach a point beyond source-image recognition they become disarmed, desexualized to the non-queer viewer. Much like queer representation in past and present, media culture--A beautiful and fun object seemingly unable to challenge moral societal standards.

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  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Weave Draft II-a

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Weave Draft II-b

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Weave Draft II-c

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Growlr I

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Growlr II

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Growlr III

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content I

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content II

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content III

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.
  • Non-Objective Queer Content: Weave Draft I

    This body of work consists of repeat-patterns and utilizes the semi-abstraction and segmentation of male bodies to examine the culture of the #selfie in online gay communities. Images are appropriated primarily from mobile hookup apps that serve as a digital cruising ground, such as Grindr, and are manipulated using Instagram's editing software. Both Instagram and these apps facilitate spaces where gay men perform acts of self-objectification. These patterns evoke to the mythos of Narcissus' homoerotic obsession with his own male form.

Bears in Bed

Scenes from any gay-themed film written or directed by heterosexuals in the 1980s, 90s, and 00s. Machine and hand sewn bears.
Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.

  • Bears in Bed I

    A scene from any gay-themed film written or directed by a gay man. Machine and hand sewn bears. Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.
  • Bears in Bed

    A scene from any gay-themed film written or directed by a gay teen. Machine and hand sewn bears. Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.
  • Bears in Bed III

    A scene from any gay-themed film written or directed by heterosexuals in the 1980s, 90s, and 00s. Machine and hand sewn bears. Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.
  • Bears in Bed. Scenes of Lust, Love, and Loss.

    Scenes from any gay-themed films. Machine and hand sewn bears. Synthetic fabric blends, polyester thread, rice, twin-size mattress-pad, cotton sheet.

Discreet Dazzle: Queer Cone Pylon Patches

Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well.

Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.

  • Discrete Dazzle: Queer Cone Pylon Patches

    Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well. Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.
  • Discrete Dazzle: Queer Cone Pylon Patches: Blue Velvet

    Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well. Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.
  • Discrete Dazzle: Becoming Queer Cone

    Stills from live-streamed Insta-Stories performance. Pylons, orange traffic cones, are designed to be visible and stand out. They are never meant to blend into their surroundings, they cannot hide who they are. They do not fit in and they don't always care to. Such is the case for many queer individuals. We may try to hide our true colors to fit in or to avoid danger, but in doing so we hurt ourselves. If a queer cone were to do the same, they would surely be run down as well. Digitally rendered pattern, machine embroidered on chevron-patterned found cloth.

Comedian: Homage to Fruits

An homage to Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian,’ banana artwork presented at Art Basel 2019. Silicone rubber phallus, gunmetal grey duct tape, shower wall with white tile.
  • Comedian: Homage to Fruits.

    An homage to Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian,’ banana artwork presented at Art Basel 2019. Silicone rubber phallus, gunmetal grey duct tape, shower wall with white tile.

SEX, LIFE, HEALING, SUNLIGHT, NATURE, MAGIC/ART, SERENITY, SPIRIT. (In Memorial to Gilbert Baker and his original "non-commercial" pride flag)

Photomanipulation/Digital Print on fabric. The fabric for Gilbert Baker's Rainbow Pride Flag was dyed in stolen metal trash cans by a bunch of Queer kids in San Francisco. These were his original stripes and meanings. The dyes for certain #colors were deemed too expensive and so the current flag lost it's sexuality art & Magic unfortunately.

Miss Paula's Midnight Snacks

Miss Paula doesn't know what she's doing, but she loves her tugboat and she loves butter. Distorted video performance in partial, genderf*** drag.
  • Miss Paula's Midnight Snacks

    Miss Paula doesn't know what she's doing, but she loves her tugboat and she loves butter. Distorted video performance in partial, genderf*** drag.

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