‘This Is Different’ at White Room Gallery

"OMG It's A Mirage" by Linda Colletta.

The White Room Gallery will present “This Is Different,” a solo exhibition highlighting the large scale abstract work of artist Linda Colletta. The show will be on view from July 12 through July 18 and includes an artist reception on Sunday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“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.

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.

The exhibition will feature works including “A Cup of Something Frothy,” “Blue Jeans I & II,” and “Queen of the Night, “which will adorn the white walls of the expansive White Room Gallery.

“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,” said Colletta. “These candy coated compositions, whimsical on the outside and gritty on the inside, are in direct pursuit of radical honesty and reckless abandon.”

Colletta has been creating art in various mediums for over 25 years. At the age of 19, she began her artistic journey as a scenic artist creating backdrops and scenery for live televised performances by Coldplay, Brittney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Green Day, among others. She left the scenic art world after 20 years to dedicate her life to her painting career.

The White Room is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.