The White Room Gallery presents Linda Colletta’s This is Different in Bridgehampton this July. The Bridgehampton gallery was opened in 2015 by co-owners and creative directors, Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill.
Their gallery features contemporary art that often pushes the boundaries. 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. Learn more about the White Room Gallery here.
Linda Colletta’s abstract, large-scale works can be found in the private collection of Justin Bieber, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York Presbyterian, and 277 5th Ave.
This is Different will be on view July 13th through July 18th, followed by an artist reception on July 13th from 5-7 pm.
The exhibition 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.
Often referencing the sociopolitical aspects of graffiti, punk rock, pop culture, and the natural environment, her approach to painting integrates a radical embrace of the subconscious mind. With no two works ever the same, her marks, layers, and compositions create a sense of controlled chaos that simultaneously captivates and unchains our attention.
This is Different will include some of her most celebrated works, A Cup of Something Frothy, Blue Jeans I & II, and Queen of the Night.
As somebody who struggled with disordered eating in the past, Colletta brings her personal experiences into her art. Her candy-coated compositions explore themes of food obsession, food porn, food obsession, body dysmorphia, social facades, and the secret world of addictions and self-absorption.
Colletta’s personal statement reads, “My work gives form to the alchemy of my humanity. A magical process of piecing together recycled remnants, childhood imprints, and urban nostalgia until they are something entirely new. These candy coated compositions, whimsical on the outside and gritty on the inside, are in direct pursuit of radical honesty and reckless abandon.”
Her ability to comment upon and integrate topical issues into her work make her one of the most revolutionary and relatable artists of our time.
For more information on Colleta’s work, check out her website.
Head over to the White Room Gallery at 2415 Main Street Bridgehampton to see the artist's groundbreaking work yourself. The gallery is open to the public seven days a week from 11am-5pm seven days a week.
Which piece from the This is Different collection are you most excited to see?
Photography by: Courtesy of R. Couri Hay Creative