Cole Sternberg's collaborative print with Exhibition A is the artist's latest release. The print, based on a large-scale painting Sternberg created for a exhibition this summer in the Hamptons, NY, is entitled A Poem For Ray. The title references the piece's interwoven text: a poem the artist wrote to Ray Johnson about the state of the world and the view from a bridge in Sag Harbor, NY, which Johnson jumped off to complete his last performance. Hints of gold representing synthetic wealth are painted over in a dark blue, which Sternberg describes as signifying “the earth taking itself back, the seas rising and blue becoming a beautiful dominate presence.”
Sternberg's work addresses humankind and the context of a false American dream, relating freedom to consumerism and the effect of this mentality on the environment. Generally, Sternberg’s work takes the form of painting, installation, video, poetry, and political activism. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally at The American University Museum (Washington, DC), Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA) and Kinsey DesForges (Culver City, CA). His projects this year include exhibitions with e105 Gallery (Berlin, Germany), ARTed House (Wainscott, NY), and a forthcoming poetry book with Primary Projects in Miami. He has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Juxtapoz, and his work is held in major collections throughout the world.
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