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Opening reception for ON THE EDGE now on view at The White Room Gallery, 3 Railroad Avenue East Hampton, through June 16.

May 27, 2024: Andrea McCafferty & Kat O’Neill, co-owners, and directors of The White Room Gallery, hosted the opening reception for ON THE EDGE. The new exhibition features Fringe, a renowned South African pop artist, painter, and sculptor. The Back Room will feature Seek One, a daring mixed media artist. 

Opening reception for ON THE EDGE now on view at The White Room Gallery, 3 Railroad Avenue East Hampton, through June 16.

May 27, 2024: Andrea McCafferty & Kat O’Neill, co-owners, and directors of The White Room Gallery, hosted the opening reception for ON THE EDGE. The new exhibition features Fringe, a renowned South African pop artist, painter, and sculptor. The Back Room will feature Seek One, a daring mixed media artist. 

Curator’s Quote

“Pushing the boundaries is what has defined the art movement since its inception and that push has often paid off as recently evidenced by Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ aka a urinal selling for 1.85 million.

But it has been the pop art movement of the last seventy years that has truly used the lexicon of life to expand, explore and redefine the norm with history and culture being recycled into evocative, and at times, entertaining narratives.    

Of course, every artist searches to find their voice but the voices of the two artists showcased in this exhibit ring singularly true in their mission to be on the edge.   

Fringe, South Africa’s most renowned pop artist painter/sculptor who exhibits worldwide and is represented exclusively in the U.S by The White Room Gallery, sends a message of reflection hidden in a visual of love and playfulness that seamlessly connects the past to the present.  His large-scale artworks on canvas celebrate humanity with each weaving together an impactful, one-of-a-kind story with the assistance of an ever-changing cast of world-famous pop characters. Incorporating icons, symbols, slogans, and a wild imagination, he challenges the viewer to assess the American journey.  

In The Black Room we have Seek One, a mixed media artist who started on the edge with spray can in hand but soon ventured into the fine art arena where he found his voice by fusing known and unknown figures with vintage media and graffiti.   The White Room was one of the first galleries to recognize his talent and eight years later we have proudly watched as he has become collected worldwide.  From the Hamptons to Dubai.  In his most recent works, he has moved away from the figurative and brought his distinctive graffiti style to the forefront in a series of vivid abstracts that balance beauty, power, and flow into stylized compositions.

In curating this exhibit one fact became abundantly clear. While living on the edge commands a certain amount of confidence, creating on the edge commands a fearless approach to originality.”

THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY 3 Railroad Avenue East Hampton, NY 11937
OPEN from Noon till 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday 
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