Let’s take a ride…..to The White Room Gallery, voted the best gallery in the Hamptons by Dan’s Papers ~ “Best of the Best.” The gallery will open its doors to This Is Different, a solo exhibition highlighting the work of abstract artist Linda Colletta. The show will spotlight large scale abstract work from Colletta, on view from July 13th through July 18th at the gallery located at 2415 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY 11932.
This Is Different will include a new body of work from Colletta’s Drop Cloth collection where she intricately weaves together the industrial, the found and the ephemeral in a candidly organic method. Through her use of up-cycled painters’ drop cloths, she incorporates the history of random paint, dirt, spills, drips, and seams left behind as the foundation of a visual landscape exploring the relationship between the dark and light.
Colletta’s artistic journey began at 19 years old as a scenic artist creating backdrops and scenery for live televised performances by Brittney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and more. She then left the scenic art world to dedicate her life to her painting career. A recovering compulsive over-eater, her candy-coated compositions explore themes of food obsession, food porn, body dysmorphia, social facades and the secret world of addictions and self-absorption.
The White Room was opened in 2015 by co-owners and directors Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill. Their gallery features contemporary art with a provocative twist of inspiration, and they present a wide array of styles, showcasing the talents of established and emerging artists throughout the calendar year. McCafferty and O’Neill also present performance art, theater, and comedy at The White Room Gallery Culture Club with proceeds given to a selection of different charities.
Linda Colletta: This is Different will be on view from July 13 through July 18, 2021. The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street Bridgehampton and open to the public seven days a week from 11am-5pm.
While you’re ‘Out East’, check out a full calendar of events, indoors and out, at Hauser & Wirth South Hampton; Lonnie Holley: Tangled Up in de Kooninng’s Fence at South Etna Montauk; Tomashi Jackson at Parrish Art Museum on July 11th, along with many more exhibitions still on view, and on July 18th, Martha: A Picture Story at Southhampton Arts Center.