This house is strange. It sits as an eye sore to its mansion friends. The pool has dreams of the splash from the board and is jealous of the beats blasting from the gazebo across the way. There was adventure here once. 'a moment near the sea' is about the rising seas, the stormy skies and an amorphous journey. It feels right installed in this home's current existence; the last vestige of another era, soon to be burned to the ground.
On a quaint street, in a notoriously excessive zip code, artist Cole Sternberg will transform an East Hampton residence into a site-specific installation. The experience references Bas Jan Ader’s final work, ‘In search of the miraculous’ and Amelia Earhart’s final flight. It is meant to integrate the elegant environment of the earth we live in with an explorer’s desire to search for something better. It perhaps predicts the end for humankind or announces a victory for the world.
Sternberg is an anomaly, working in a range of formats from that of painting, installation, video, poetry, political activism and legal scholasticism. Series’ of his work have focused on a variety of social issues, from current human rights activism and it’s relationship to the law, to the environment, to the media and concepts of content overload. The works tend to be subtle or subversive in nature, driven by elegant visual concepts and poetry versus overt political statements. He is interested in the intersection between humanity and humankind and how their lack of congruity hinders social progression and development.
Sternberg has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The American University Museum (Washington, DC), El Segundo Museum of Art (El Segundo, CA), Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), Primary (Miami, FL), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA), Paris Photo | LA (Los Angeles, CA), e105 Gallery (Berlin) and Kinsey/DesForges (Culver City, CA). LAXART (Los Angeles, CA), Arted House (East Hampton, NY) and MAMA (Los Angeles,CA).
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