Resilience – 4 year Anniversary Benefit for Eastville Museum – Superposition Gallery


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SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (May 31, 2022) – In honor of its four year anniversary, Superposition
Gallery presents RESILIENCE, curated by Storm Ascher, at Eastville Museum (Eastville
Community Historical Society) opening July 4, 2022, and running through September 30,
2022. To mitigate the erasure of Black and Indigenous history in the Village of Sag
Harbor, Superposition is hosting a benefit sale exhibition of framed prints, drawings, and
paintings to raise funds for the museum’s archival research initiative documenting Black
& Indigenous History in the Hamptons and building the museum’s contemporary
collection of artists and scholars who are reclaiming the Hamptons in this new era.
Superposition Gallery has been a Legacy Supporter of Eastville and SANS since 2020. In
addition to the exhibition inside the Eastville Museum, Superposition is funding public
installations throughout the preserved museum grounds of the St. David AME Zion
Church and Cemetery to connect the present with our ancestors.
Over the past year, Superposition artists have been asked to respond visually to the

curatorial theme of RESILIENCE:
noun
1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
I have personally associated the Hamptons, and specifically my home in Sag Harbor, as a safe
place to reinvigorate my passions and stamina while surrounded by the natural elements.
Having an oasis escape to continue one’s hustle is a right that every person deserves. I want my
community to know that they are welcome in spaces that, on the surface, are known as
exclusionary. I believe it is important for BIPOC to know that they have history in these areas—
that there is a palpable and visceral sense of ancestry in this town. There is also a resurgence
throughout the country to reestablish a sense of ownership and access to beach towns that
have long been thought of as exclusive to a certain class or race due to gentrification.
-Curatorial statement by Storm Ascher, Founder & Director at Superposition Gallery
Patrons and collectors are encouraged to donate the contemporary works for sale
directly into the contemporary collection of Eastville, to continue the legacy and
ensure the longevity of BIPOC excellence in Sag Harbor. Last year, the partnership
between Eastville and Superposition was featured in the New York Times. RESILIENCE is
made possible by our lead sponsor, PHILLIPS Auction House.
Participating artists: Derrick Adams, Patrick Alston, Jessica Taylor Bellamy, Knowledge
Bennett, Michael A. Butler, Renee Cox, Jeremy Dennis, Eilen Itzel Mena, Nate Lewis,
Melanie Luna, Audrey Lyall, Helina Metafaria, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Chinaedu
Nwadibia, Naila Opiangah, Miguel Angel Payano Jr., John Rivas, Alisa Sekilianos-Carter,
Tariku Shiferaw, Marcus Leslie Singleton, Raelis Vasquez.
RESILIENCE will take place at 139 Hampton St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963 with an opening
reception on Monday, July 4th and a panel discussion and walking tour of the historical
grounds on Tuesday, July 5th. Closing festivities will take place the week of September
30, 2022. For more information regarding how to support this initiative please contact
storm@superpositiongallery.com.

About Superposition Gallery
A socially conscious approach to contemporary art with a focus on borrowed space.
Superposition Gallery was founded in 2018 by artist and curator Storm Ascher. The
gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists from around the globe with an
emphasis on creating community. Taking on the life of the nomadic artist and resident,
curatorial projects come to fruition through iterations of borrowed space in Los Angeles,
New York, and Miami. For more information, visit http://superpositiongallery.com
About the Eastville Museum
The mission of the Eastville Community Historical Society is to preserve historic buildings
and research, collect and disseminate information about the history of the Eastville
area of Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, County of Suffolk, State of New York, and
one of the earliest known working class communities composed of African Americans,
Native Americans and European immigrants.

For more information, visit
https://www.eastvillehistorical.org.

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