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White Room Gallery Owner Artist Sally R. Breen stands in front of her Painting
White Room Galley Artist Melissa Hin poses for a photo-op in front of her painting
CFine Art Gallery Owner Cheryl Sokolow and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of one of CFine Art Sculptures at The White Room Gallery Reception in Bridgehampton on 4th of July Weekend
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses with Artist Melissa Hin on 4th of July Weekend
Artists William Quigley, George Schulman and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton
TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane, Artist George Schulman and Debra Rothberg pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton
TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane, Artist George Schulman and Debra Rothberg pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton
White Room Gallery Co-Owner and Curator Andrea McCafferty and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton
White Room Gallery Artist Beth Barry and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Art Show Reception at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton
White Room Gallery Co -Owner Artist Sally R. Breen poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the White Room Gallery on July 2nd in Bridgehampton, NY
C Fine Art & The White Room Gallery
Saturday July 2nd, 6-8 pm
In ‘Off the Wall’, Cheryl Sokolow represented an exciting roster of internationally recognized artists, including Kevin Barrett, John Van Alstine, Isobel Folb Sokolow, Norman Mooney and Rogan Brown. They participated with sculpture and wall reliefs of all sizes. Each artist fabricates his/her work with a discernible yearning, one that reaches far beyond the boundaries of their chosen material revealing a unique visual language which engages the viewer on a variety of levels.
The White Room Gallery brought paintings by Beth Barry, Melissa Hin and Sally Breen ‘On the Wall’. With abstract sensibility, each painter defines the illusion of space in their own personal way capturing nature’s exquisite light and atmosphere with its many colors and textures.
OFF THE WALL: Norman Mooney - Kevin Barrett - John Von Alstine (Also on view: Isobel Folb Sokolow, Rogan Brown)
ON THE WALL: Melissa Hin - Beth Barry - Sally Breen
Sally Breen has long taken her inspiration from the beauty of the ocean. Living in Water Mill, NY, the artist draws on the continual change of light and the reflection from the water surrounding her. Ms. Breen’s lyrical, contemporary paintings capture the very essence of light and water and are transformative for both the artist and viewer. The artist is able to capture the enormity of the sky and the expanse of the ocean on canvas, while conveying the moods of the moment. Her paintings are a powerful metaphor for all that is beautiful, changing and hard to contain in life.
Ms. Breen also served as a gallerist at The Gallery, Sag Harbor, an experience that convinced her she preferred art creation to art business. However, seeing a need for a main street gallery that can give artists a platform, she has become a partner in The White Room Gallery.
In the past her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found The Local Art Rag, the East End’s Guide to local artists and musicians, with her partner Daniel Schoenheimer, which ran for five years. Earlier in her varied career, includes computer graphics, print making, gouache painting; and even one-of-a-kind silk-screened tee shirts sold at Thompson Square Park back in the day.
Ms. Breen’s contemporary style is informed by her intuitive and reflective approach to the subject, yet Ms. Breen has a very solid classical training in the arts. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and took post-graduate classes at the New York Academy of Art. She also has studied at as varied institutions as the Corcoran, the Torpedo Factory, SUNY Purchase and NYU.
Melissa Hin's emphasis in Fine Art is in exploring the expression of emotion through the use of pure color and composition. Utilizing the complexity of applying / throwing a multitude of colors layer upon layer. Each color dominating various parts of the whole until the painting is finally complete. What each color represents is left to the interpretation of the viewer. It can represent a feeling, an opinion, an emotion, a part of society or culture. Each entity in itself a thing of beauty and when combined a compelling part of the whole.
Artist Beth Barry reveals, "When I first flew in an airplane, I was struck by the color, shapes and shadows created by the light from the sun. The sun influenced everything, infusing the already rich palette of the landscapes and seascapes with what felt like a supernatural light. As the plane moved, the images seemed to move as well. The shapes bounced and swayed in their own rhythmic way.
This was all very exciting to me and the experience has informed my artwork ever since. Light, color and movement are basic elements of all of my paintings. My work has also been strongly influenced by the coastline of Massachusetts. I grew up there and have always felt tremendous happiness and excitement at the beach.
Pleasure is a large part of my process and a critical part of the finished piece. My paintings are places of happiness."
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