Contemporary artist Cole Sternberg will team up with Fred Segal for Nirvana + Stained Glass, a fusion of fine art, fashion and charity benefiting the Childrenís Action Network from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11th, at Fred Segal, 420 Broadway in Santa Monica.
Sternberg is an artist who uses frenetic oil, watercolor, ink and spray paint in his works. Along with Sternbergís array of paintings, the exhibition event will feature handmade shirts and jackets created by Sternberg, in partnership with designer clothing brand Nice Collective.
Sternberg returns to Los Angeles with a new series of socio-political works. The new works included in Nirvana + Stained Glass are a blending of religious perspective and notes from the diary of legendary rocker Kurt Cobain, and Sternbergís signature style of heavily applied oils that blur a vision of flashing lights, graffiti tagged statements and sketches, an event spokesperson said.
Spray-painted words have been blackened out by Sternbergís rapid brush strokes, with every line and every stroke, every blacked out phrase, having meaning, the spokesperson said.
Sternberg was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1979 and raised in Saratoga, California, He says he has always been enamored with art. His first encounter with the art world was at the age of three when his grandparents took him to local museums to view masters such as Van Gogh and Monet.
At the age of 19, Sternberg says he began experimenting with his painting and over the last ten years has developed a unique style that reflects his passion for life and his continued commitment to creating challenging visions.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Childrenís Action Network, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness about childrenís issues.