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.
From this place, I created a body of work that integrated into the home's environment and could only be discovered by finding this strange place a couple blocks off of the main strip of East Hampton, NY. The works were installed amongst the furniture, fixtures, books, and other items of the home, feeling like perhaps this was not an art exhibition, but a lived-in home.
The pieces ranged from painted found objects, to sculptural ceramics, to paintings, photography and video. Works were installed on the walls, in the fridge, in the moist, element-exposed basement, on the ceiling, in the toilet. Below are a few hints as to the installation's visual.
The sun fighting with itself from the window and it's own self in 'the glow is just a reflection.
They'll always exist in our dreams.
A little historical commentary on environmental development.
A new skylight.
The garden room with a found first edition Whitman, a casted iron table and my environmentally chaotic piece recreating the now gone garden.
A little hot sauce and butter makes everything better.
Peeking into the attic.
The basement of mildew, asbestos and the beautiful light for these two friends.
A garden installation.