Log In   ·   Become A Member

"Ready To Open" Series Marks South Korean Artist CHO Yea Jae's U.S. Debut

Olivia Rutigliano

South Korean artist CHO Yea Jae will make her U.S. debut at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton on Thursday, August 9.

Yea Jae's Ready to Open, part of Beyond also featuring Nicholas Down, Alicia Gitlitz, and Phil Marco, brings a fresh perspective on life as well as Korean affairs. Her work highlights the female strength, grace, sensuality and wisdom, showing life filled with hope in a transitional world filled with angst.

"Impressionism and the abstract embody a mad woman at work, common images take on humorous narratives, opposites attract and the metaphorical space between the real and imagined leaps off the canvas in Beyond," said Kat O'Neill, Co-Owner/Co-Director, The White Room Gallery. "An exhibit that goes in many directions, most notably beyond the ordinary."

Born in South Korea in 1971, her interests lie in philosophy, society and the environment in which she grew up in. An artist of contrast, her work highlights the opposites attract theory. Drawing simplistic conclusions from the explorations of both mind and soul, her work can have various meanings within one painting.

She considers her work a constant and continuous observation of the world as she is a world traveler, allowing many multicultural connections to further her eye for contrasting beauty and understanding of humanity.

Yea Jae was recently featured in three solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris. She largely works between Korea and Europe.

"Ready to Open is a body of work with the centric theme of hope," O'Neill added. "CHO's minimalistic style weaves sensuality, whimsy and simplicity to deliver the universal message of beauty in strength."

The Ready to Open Preview Reception will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. and feature special guest appearances by the Founder of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, Denise Rich, as well as Recording Artist, Prince Protégé and Founder of Urban Farming, Taja Sevelle. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Yea Jae will be donating the proceeds from three of her works to three significant charities: Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, Urban Farming- Creating an Abundance of Food for All in Our Generation, and the PRN Alumni Foundation which supports the causes that the legendary artist, Prince supported during his lifetime.

The Preview will also include the unveiling of the first painting to benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, which will simultaneously be available for bidding on Charity Buzz.

The White Room Gallery is located at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton. For more information, visit thewhiteroom.gallery.

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosé in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email events@calissahamptons.com. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hampton’s for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.

Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez.
Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez after she experienced learning English as a second language upon relocating to New York.

Big Brunch Box-delivered in The Hamptons
BIG BRUNCH BOX. Your favorite gourmet brunch foods for weekend eating with friends and family, ordered with ease and conveniently dropped at your doorstep in The Hamptons every Friday with fanatical attention to quality.

Long Island Cares, Inc.
While distributing nutritious food to our Nassau and Suffolk County neighbors is the heart of Long Island Cares, we’re more than just a food bank. We’re one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, and there are many other ways we can help you and your loved ones.