I created a series of unique sea journey-related book pieces for LA><ART. My intention was to predict the future, address the breadth of the Ocean and the confinement of the ship, and find hints in the text as to where humankind is going.
Cole Sternberg’s “behind the clouds the fireworks became less of a distraction,” could stand alone as poetry, but it’s the title of a single panel in his exhibition, A Moment Near The Sea. In “behind the clouds…”, he applies mixed material onto wood, the series imbuing a dissociative effect, an ineffable amnesia of events perceived without having been sensed.
In 2010, the Ruhr Valley was named the European Capital of Culture, hence the region put on an in-depth series of public programming in all fields of the arts. One of these was Hochhaus Hansa, a former coal refinery turned Museum. With the support of ArtLab21, I presented a body of large works dwarfed amongst the massive machinery.
Couldn't resist posting one of may favorite works from the summer. These images were supposed to be identical, yet for some unexplainable reason, when printed, the left piece contained a mark reminiscent of a bird. I enjoyed the reference and the play on a view from the left or right. It is entitled 'the right is still missing the bird' interpret that to your heart's desire.
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 exploration, the environment, humankind and its possible demise. It is about Bas Jan Ader, Emilia Earhart, 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.
Outside the Lines, Too, the followup to the New York Times Bestseller Outside the Lines has just been released curated by Souris Hong by Penguin Books. The coloring book features illustrations from a wide variety of artists, illustrators and designers, including a drawing of mine with a bit of advice for those kiddos out there anxious to ditch school and color away. Click here for more information on the book and to order your copy.
Is there such a thing as an organic hooker? Or is that the cash you pay a hooker? Aren’t we all equally organic? Are these real thoughts or has wandering the forest driven me mad? How many questions in a row are appropriate? Shit, there’s another…
Multidisciplinary artist Cole Sternberg is an explorer of the human soul, the American psyche and the paranoia surrounding global growth, change and ecological destruction. Although he is predominantly a painter, Sternberg also practices sculpture, photography, film and room installations. At Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015, Sternberg will present what may be one of his most exciting photographic journeys yet: a recreation of his grandmother’s den from her home in Long Island.
A couple years ago I made this series of etchings based on the adventure and horror, the bravery and racism, the exploration and genocide of the wild west. Xoyote Projects made it happen and made this video...watch it, love it, click onwards to see the entire collection of etchings too...
Contributed this twenty four by eight foot monster to MAMA Gallery in LA's exhibition 'Erection'. It uses the plywood also used in portions of the gallery's floor and walls and delves into the barriers of walls and floors and environment consequences of the plywood producer and its owners (Georgia Pacific and the Koch Brothers) via a collapsing watercolor landscape and horizon. There's a video of the production as another blog post down below.
European magazine and arbitrator of radness, Hercules, did a feature on NYC Artists, excited to be dressed in Dior Homme, shot by Cameron Krone and featured along amazing people like Kim Gordon and Enoc Perez.