Property developer Bryan Graybill and designer
Moises Esquenazi created the concept of the ARTed House to collaborate with artists to explore working with various media while renovating properties. LA-based artist Cole Sternberg worked on-site at their property in Wainscott to create an all encompassing, temporary art installation and gallery. 64
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The ARTed House was the original 1840s bakery for the hamlet of Wainscott, which is now part of the town of East Hampton.
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Sternberg created works in neon as part of his show, including this piece installed on the front of the house alluding to a Prohibition-era juke joint.
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Smaller works in acrylic hang salon-style in the dining room.
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Sternberg lived alone in the property during this artist-in-residency program. The minimalist furnishings reinforce the notion of solitude, a recurring theme in the body of work.
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A view from the original salt box structure into a kitchen that had been renovated by previous owners.
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Sternberg screenprinted an 1840s farm table as part of the installation.
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The basement door leads to a temporary cinema, where Sternberg plays a short film he created in tribute to performance artist Ray Johnson titled “A Moment in the Sun”.
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The theme “One Day” that is seen throughout Sternberg’s work is included in this custom-made wallpaper. He tributes Cy Twombly as a major influence.
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The painting “I Had A Dream About The Sea” makes further reference to artist Ray Johnson.
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References to notions of Americana and the American flag are found throughout Sternberg’s art. “Overtaking One Set of Stars for Another” is featured here.
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Esquenazi and Sternberg created a minimalist living room with pieces Esquenazi had collected at Brimfield Flea Market. The knitted pillow references thirteen sheep, as numerology is overtly significant in Sternberg’s work.
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Sternberg created etchings based on a 19th Century book tilted Conquering the American West.
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“A Truly Beautiful Animal” is one Sternberg’s large format paintings.
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Artist Cole Sternberg, designer Moises Esquenazi and developer Bryan Graybill