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The White Room Gallery Showcases Summer Preview in Bridgehampton

Owners Andrea McCaffery and Kat O’Neill (Courtesy of The White Room Gallery)

Known throughout the Hamptons for its beauty, energy and originality, The White Room features contemporary art with a provocative twist of inspirations and has been voted the best gallery in the Hamptons since its opening in 2015. It is owned by artists and businesswomen Andrea McCaffery and Kat O’Neill, who have years of experience in the creative arena. The gallery’s eclectic portfolio includes pop art, mixed media, photography, sculpture and abstract and figurative painting. Some of the gallery’s world-renowned artists include Russell Young, Nelson de la Nuez, Jane Waterous, Markus Klinko and Mr. Brainwash. In the secondary market, the gallery also features Joe Stefanelli and Sasson Soffer, two illustrious artists from the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. If you are driving on Main Street in Bridgehampton, you can’t miss their sculpture garden in front. Look for Artie, the giant smiley-faced bulldog or the Lamborghini-inspired orange abstract.  

From May 18 through June 5, the gallery will kick off its summer season with an exhibit that is a celebration of diversity. The Opening Party for the exhibit will take place on May 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a DJ spinning funk and blues while patrons and new art appreciators can view the featured artist Markus Klinko’s evocative shots of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and David Bowie, while also getting a chance to see a sampling of their unique roster of artists. The event will be like an idyllic flight of fine wine, except with fine art, the gallery said. This will include works from Nelson De La Nuez, Punk Me Tender, Jane Waterous, Bob Tabor, Giancarlo Impiglia, Seek One, Linda Colletta, Stuart Yankell, Barbara Cole, Greg Miller, Jack Flo and Lina Condes.  Additionally, two of their newest artists, Stephane Gubert from France and Fringe from South Africa, will have work showcased as well.  All of these artists are engaging in their executions but are distinctive in their allure, the gallery said. Some elements of art being showcased include pop art, underwater photography, art deco flashback, vibrant abstracts, painting that presents as sculpture, icons of the past and present, emoji sculptures and NFTs. Top it off with a horse and some butterflies and the “flight” of fine art is finished. This exhibit is proof that beauty does indeed lie in the diversity, the gallery said.  

Other exhibits on view this summer include:

• “Forever Young,” Russell Young Solo Exhibit, June 8 through June 26, Opening Reception June 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• “Flash,” Photography Exhibit featuring fashion photographer Greg Lotus, June 29 through July 24, Opening Reception July 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• “Beach Life is the Sweet Life,” Nelson De La Nuez Solo Exhibit, July 27 through August 28, Opening Reception July 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Looking forward to other events outside of the gallery in future, they will also be at Art Market Hamptons from August 11 through 14 and at Art Basel Miami in December. The gallery will also, of course, continue to exhibit year-round in their Bridgehampton location as the art world is a lot like NYC, in that it never sleeps.