This week, The White Room Gallery becomes a place where celebrities congregate. The occasion is the launch of an art fundraiser to benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Urban Farming and the PRN Alumni Foundation. Focusing on the art of CHO Yea Jae of South Korea, the art benefit launches with a Special Reception on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Representing CHO Yea Jae's debut in the United States, she will present the series "Ready to Open" at The White Room Gallery as part of the group show "Beyond." The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Three artworks from CHO Yea Jae's "Ready to Open" series will be donated to three charities: Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, Urban Farming, whose goal is to create an abundance of food through establishing gardens on unused spaces, and the PRN Alumni Foundation, which supports the causes that the legendary artist, Prince supported during his lifetime, led by those who were involved during his lifetime.

The Special Reception at The White Room Gallery unveils the first painting by CHO Yea Jae to be auctioned. The artwork sale will be simultaneously available for bidding on Charity Buzz, will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. Expected to attend the event are Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Founder Denise Rich, recording artist Prince Protégé and Urban Farming Founder Taja Sevelle. The artist is also expected to attend. Admission to the Special Reception is free.

CHO Yea Jae's art provides unique insights to life filled with hope and compassion in the midst of a world that is grappling with angst and transition, according to The White Room Gallery Founder and co-owner Andrea McCafferty. "Female strength, grace, sensuality and wisdom are illuminated throughout each piece with masterful fluency and feeling," McCafferty stated. "So does a humanitarian presence that manifests through precise minimalist paintings."


"Ready to Open 13" by CHO Yea Jae. Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 59 inches. Courtesy of The White Room Gallery.


CHO Yea Jae was born in South Korea in 1971. An artist of contrast, she aims to illuminate the attraction of opposites culled from her continuous observation of the world around her. CHO Yea Jae travels broadly and she possesses a strong sense of empathy. Her art is infused by her belief that humanity is strong and beautiful with the new series designed to inspire a message of hope. CHO Yea Jae largely works in Korea and Europe. Most recently, her art was the subject of solo shows held in Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris. Click here to visit her website for details.

The White Room Gallery presents curated art exhibitions year-round in The Hamptons. Click here for further information about the gallery. Currently on view is the group show"Beyond." The exhibition features the art of Nicholas Down, Alicia Gitlitz, CHO Yea Jae and Phil Marco. Through painting and photography, each artist expresses a world view that are both personal and universal and speak to the condition of being human.


BASIC FACTS: An Art Fundraiser Special Reception will take place on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. An art auction and sale features paintings by CHO Yea Jae and benefits Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Urban Farming and the PRN Alumni Foundation. Admission is free.

Currently on view is the exhibition "Beyond." which continues on view through August 19, 2018. The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.


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