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Art On The Edge At Vered Gallery

Originally Posted: June 03, 2010

On Saturday, July 10 Vered Gallery will host its Young Collectors' Evening. (Vered)

East Hampton - As the first art exhibition of its kind in the Hamptons, Art on the Edge at Vered Gallery represents a new environment dedicated to recognizing and supporting the significance of New Contemporary while showcasing the cutting edge talent that is filtering into our mainstream culture. The goal of the exhibition is to further advance the dialogue of new contemporary art movements, from their cultural roots to their current influence.

As More and more Contemporary street artists are moving from outside the establishment to major galleries, auction houses and museums, Vered Gallery remains committed to our mission to bring the most provocative, exciting and relevant artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries to our clientele. As Lowbrow shifts to High Art, Vered Galley continues to lead the way. By creating our first annual Art on The Edge exhibition, Vered will introduce to our patrons a vibrant new art scene, The New Contemporary.

While New Contemporary was born of such disparate influences such as New York City's graffiti scene of the 1980s and the "west coast" lowbrow style, more heavily influenced by underground comix and hot rod car-culture, the movement has grown rapidly and globally. As these artists moved from spray-painted works on subway cars and warehouses to an almost endless array of medium in burgeoning subgenres such as Pop Surrealism, Guerrilla Art and Post Graffiti, the art world at large has taken notice.

Art on the Edge has been co-curated by Damien Roman and Francesco LoCastro to bring to the Hamptons the very best in New Contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Roman, currently with Vered Gallery, has been curating contemporary art exhibitions for 15 years, entering into the thriving New York art scene while still a Sophomore at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. For the last 10 years, LoCastro has been South Florida's thoroughfare to the national New Contemporary art scene, as both a respected artist and as the curator of intrepid art exhibitions such as the first ever Pop Surrealism & Street Art showcase to be sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition will be on view through July 27 at Vered Gallery, 68 Park Place, East Hampton.

Participating artists include Esao Andrews, Peter Buchman, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, AJ Fosik, Adam Handler, Raul Higuero, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Brandi Milne, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, James Roper, and Kostas Seremetis.

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