About Vered Contemporary
After 41 years in the same East Hampton location, eponymous gallery owner Vered and her business partner Janet Lehr have opened Vered Contemporary as a new component of their existing space located at 68 Park Place. Vered Gallery continues its long tradition of exhibiting works by modern and contemporary masters while Vered Contemporary focusses on talented emerging and mid-career artists such as Delfina Blaquier, Ray Caesar, Francesco Lo Castro and Steven Klein.
Vered Contemporary represents a new environment, in the Hamptons and online, dedicated to recognizing and supporting the significance of Contemporary Art while showcasing the cutting edge talent that is actively re-shaping popular culture as we know it. As more and more contemporary artists are moving from outside the establishment to major galleries, auction houses and museums, Vered remains committed to its mission to bring the most provocative, exciting and relevant art to our clientele.
Though best known for its collection of blue-chip secondary market treasures, Vered Gallery has been steadfast in cultivating its presence in the contemporary art scene. For the past seven years Damien Roman, Vered's Director of Contemporary Art, has curated annual exhibitions focused on exciting new artists including the wildly popular Steven Klein and Art on the Edge shows. Among the talented artists to exhibit in these yearly showcases are Colin Christian, Tim Conlon, AJ Fosik, Raul Higuera, Elektra KB, Kris Lewis, Brandi Milne, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, James Roper, Nathan Spoor and Lu Cong.
Roman remarks: “While working as a traditional gallery with rotating solo and group exhibitions Vered Contemporary will also function as a special projects space embracing a cultural cross section of media including fashion, performance, film, music and design. Future projects are being planned with Designers, Collectors and Directors as special guest curators to achieve our goal to further advance the dialogue of new contemporary art movements, from their cultural roots to their current influence."
Next year Vered Contemporary will feature Art on the Edge 2014. Art on the Edge, approaching its 5th year, is an annual survey of the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers working in their respective mediums today. Each year the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in Art on the Edge exhibits have made it the “must-see” Summer event for savvy Art collectors in the Hamptons.