Ended: Sunday, 3/8/2015
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN NEW YORK
15 years ago, SCOPE Art Show mounted its first edition and changed the landscape of the contemporary art fair industry. The first fair to run concurrent with The Armory Show, SCOPE’s spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists, galleries and art fairs. Attuned to nuances in the market and itself an influential force in the cultural sphere, SCOPE is again poised to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.
Ended: Sunday, 9/7/2014
Damien A Roman Fine Art debuts at this year's edition of Texas Contemporary with a group exhibition featuring artists Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Tim Conlon, Eric Fischl, Gentleman's Game, Wolf Kahn, Elektra KB, Swoon and Dean West.
Ended: Wednesday, 9/10/2014
Damien A Roman Fine Art and Vered Gallery are pleased to present Cosplay, an exhibition of new works by renown sculptor Colin Christian. This eagerly awaited exhibit will be the artist's first solo show in the US in three years. Cosplay, short for "costume play" is the inspiration for Christian's newest series of work. In Cosplay, Christian enthusiastically tackles the monumental task of reimagining some of the most iconic characters from film, literature and pop culture. While Christian is best known for his fantastical Pop Surrealist sculptures based upon his own original designs, his Cosplay series allows him to re-envision our most recognized heroes and villains for today, "as we see them now".
The growing subculture of Cosplay is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a identifiable name. The truly unique approach to this series of new works has Christian playing dress up with friends, actresses and internet superstars, turning them into sexy and often outrageous multimedia sculptures. Lana Del Rey becomes Nabokov's Lolita, Calamity Amelie is Bat Girl and Natalie Portman portrays a vile "droog" from A Clockwork Orange, just to name a few.
Besides the obvious appeal of rediscovering his favorite iconic characters, Christian has quite an ambitious concept at play here. At a time when there is such uncertainty and distrust in everything from our government to our financial and religious institutions, Christian believes that people are looking for real heroes. "Right now, everyday people are choosing to become those heroes, if only in appearance." While it's not new for people to play dress up to emulate their favorite characters, the current Cosplay movement has taken this "hobby" to a new level. There is an international convention circuit, populated by tens of thousands of ordinary people, that dress up regularly as their most beloved fictional personas. Christian takes this fantasy role-playing craze and skews it through his artistic lens to quite literally turn real people into larger than life Icons, depicting our inner selves on an epic scale, both the good and the bad.
For Christian, each immaculately handcrafted sculpture requires weeks to months of labor intensive, messy and often noxious work. Though he primarily works in fiberglass and silicone, Christian is constantly expanding his mastery of media to solve particularly tricky aesthetic and engineering problems. Works in the Cosplay series incorporate motorized LEDs, automotive trim, chrome detailing and even hat felt imported from London. For over a decade, Christian's boundless imagination and eye for detail have made him one of the most sought after Pop Surrealist sculptors in the worlds of art and design.
Born in London, Colin Christian currently lives and works in Florida. His works are included in numerous corporate and private collections around the world. Christian's sculptures have also been featured in dozens of international art fairs and museums and are included in the permanent collections of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, The International Museum of Art & Science and The New York Museum of Sex.
Ended: Monday, 8/4/2014
Damien A Roman Fine Art and Vered Gallery are pleased to present Art on the Edge 2014. Art on the Edge, the only exhibition of its kind in the Hamptons, is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers working in their respective mediums today.
Celebrating its fifth year, Art on the Edge continues its mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art, while showcasing the cutting edge talent increasingly pervading mainstream culture. As always, Art on the Edge strives to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the world with an international roster of relevant new artists. Each year, the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons art collectors.
As with last year's edition, Art on the Edge expands beyond Vered Gallery's walls and into artMRKT Hamptons. This continued partnership with the premier Hamptons art fair allows Roman and Vered to expand the scope and depth of the Art on the Edge brand. artMRKT Hamptons opens Thursday, July 10th at 7pm at the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, NY and continues through Sunday, July 13th.
Ended: Monday, 4/7/2014
Vered Gallery is pleased to present #NSFW: BODIES, a group exhibition featuring figural works by both renown Modern Masters and Contemporary artists, established as well as emerging. NSFW, the internet acronym for "Not Safe For Work" playfully eludes to Vered's Contemporary spin on traditional nudes and portraiture, subject matter commonly not considered appropriate for public viewing. Included in this exhibition are paintings, photographs and sculptures by Milton Avery, Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Steven Klein, Eric Fischl, Larry Rivers, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Michael Dweck, William King, Adam Handler, Adam Miller, Ashley Maxwell, Taylor Pilote, Peter Buchman and Jessica Lichtenstein among others.
Highlights in this exhibition include Larry Rivers' lyrical triumph, Ochre Dance, an homage to Matisse's seminal masterpiece La Danse. Case Study #13 image no. 01, a stunning photographic portrait of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a modern family in crisis, by celebrated Fashion Photographer Steven Klein. And, Untitled 1969 (woman in high heels), a unique painted armature for an unrealized sculpture by Willem de Kooning.
The unique perspective of this exhibition allows for the viewer to observe art of the nude and portraiture through the eyes of some of today's most exciting new talents alongside works of the Modern era from which it was inspired. One can see clearly see the evolution of the nude through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries both aesthetically and conceptually, as one moves from Man Ray's portraits of Kiki de Montparnesse (1928), to Bert Stern's iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe (1962), and from David Hockney's cubist, photo collage rendition of actress Theresa Russell (1983) and finally onto Jessica Lichtenstein's frolicking, computer generated lovelies. The viewer will witness dramatic shifts in how New Contemporary Art movements relate to the subjective concept of physical beauty and understand how today's radical new ideas were informed by Modernism while at the same time trying to reject it's tradition, just as Modernism was by Classicism of the nineteenth century.
Also on display will be work from Marilyn Minter, Hunt Slonem, Hans Hofmann, Tim Conlon and many more.
Ended: Tuesday, 1/14/2014
Collector's Choice is an annual group exhibition of Vered Gallery artists selected by Vered Gallery's clientele. This special exhibition includes contemporary works by Ron Agam, Ray Caesar, Tim Conlon, Adam Handler, Wolf Kahn, Steven Klein, Adam Miller, Nathan Sawaya and Dean West.
Ended: Monday, 8/5/2013
Art on the Edge 2013, the only exhibition of its kind in the Hamptons, is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring 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 this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons art collectors.
Now in its fourth year, Art on the Edge continues Vered's mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art while showcasing the cutting edge talent increasingly pervading mainstream culture. As always, Art on the Edge further advances the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the world with an international roster of relevant new artists.
This year, Art on the Edge expands beyond Vered Gallery's walls and into artMRKT Hamptons. This new partnership with the premier Hamptons Contemporary art fair will allow Vered to expand the scope and depth of the Art on the Edge brand. Art on the Edge at artMRKT Hamptons opens Thursday, July 11th at 7pm and continues through Sunday, July14th.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDED IN ART ON THE EDGE 2013:
Ron Agam Peter Buchman Ray Caesar Colin Christian Tim Conlon Giacomo Costa
Grant Haffner Adam Handler IC-98 Elektra KB Jessica Lichtenstein Adam Miller
Roger Reutimann Brian Richer Dan Sabau Nathan Sawaya Dean West
Ended: Monday, 6/17/2013
PEEP SHOW, Jessica Lichtenstein's
first solo exhibition in the Hamptons
opens Memorial Day Weekend.
Lichtenstein, known for her anime
inspired, doll filled tableaux and the
wildly imaginative worlds she creates
with her "Word Sculptures", opens
Peep Show with a reception at the
gallery, Saturday, May 25th 9-11pm
The exhibition will run through Monday,
Ended: Monday, 12/3/2012
Vered Gallery opens its new exhibition Needful Things with a Collector's Preview Thursday, October 4th at 5pm. This annual fall group exhibition features new works by Colin Christian, Grant Haffner, Ray Caesar, Adam Handler and Ron Agam as well as special selections by Yayoi Kusama, Will Cotton and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Ended: Monday, 6/18/2012
Now in its third consecutive year, Art on the Edge comes to the newly launched Vered Contemporary. Art on the Edge, the only exhibition of its kind in the Hamptons, is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring 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 Vered's Art on the Edge exhibits have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy art collectors in the Hamptons. The exhibition opens with a Reception Saturday, May 26th 8-10pm and continues through Monday, June 18th.