745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151
212 256 0969

Also at:
1222 Flagman Way
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505 984 0044
Yares Art Projects evolved from Riva Yares Gallery, founded in 1964 in Scottsdale, Arizona and in 1991 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The primary focus is the representation of the Color Field School, including artists Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski, among others.
Artists Represented:
Milton Avery
Fletcher Benton
Byron Browne
Sean Cavanaugh
Gene Davis
Thomas Downing
Friedel Dzubas
Helen Frankenthaler
Hans Hofmann
Martin Cary Horowitz
Penelope Krebs
Morris Louis
Joan Mitchell
Manuel Neri
Kenneth Noland
Jules Olitski
Jeff Overlie
Paul Pletka
Esteban Vicente
Works Available By:
Milton Avery
Fletcher Benton
Byron Browne
Sean Cavanaugh
Gene Davis
Thomas Downing
Friedel Dzubas
Helen Frankenthaler
Hans Hofmann
Martin Cary Horowitz
Penelope Krebs
Morris Louis
Joan Mitchell
Manuel Neri
Kenneth Noland
Jules Olitski
Jeff Overlie
Paul Pletka
Esteban Vicente

 

 
Installation view of 50 Years - 50 Artists. Courtesy of Yares Art Projects.


 
Current Exhibition

Thomas Downing
Spot On
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

May 12, 2018 - August 6, 2018
YARES ART is pleased to present Thomas Downing: Spot On, a major exhibition on view in New York, May 12 - August 6, 2018. American artist Thomas Downing (1928-1985) created an extraordinary body of work in the 1960s and '70s, featuring large-scale abstract compositions of pulsating patterns of colorful dots. Born in Suffolk, Virginia, Downing studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. He became a leader of the Washington Color School, or as it is often referenced, the Washington, DC, Color Field Movement. Downing, along with artist colleagues including Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Mehring, and Kenneth Noland (his teacher and mentor), experimented with expansive abstractions, often using staining techniques, to create immersive and transcendental realms of color and light. Downing's unique contribution to twentieth-century art consists of mesmerizing canvases filled with precise arrangements of dots in varying sizes and tonal values. In his series "Dial," "Grid," and "Dot" paintings, Downing produced evocative abstract images that suggest movement as well as an infinite space founded on rigorous, mathematically based geometric systems. Downing's work however is intuitive, intense, and highly expressive, rather than coldly formulaic, as his meticulous process might imply. The handmade nature of Downing's work, the paintings' subtle irregularities revealed in the sprays and faint haloes from soaked paint around his circular shapes and in the grids, solidify the idea that the effects of structure and color were more important to him than precise execution. This extraordinary exhibition features over eighteen major paintings that are among the best of Downing's career. Thomas Downing: Spot On is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by noted writers Raphael Rubinstein and Mollie R.Berger, and an introduction by David Anfam, that situate Downing's work within the context of the turbulent era of the 1960s, with its progressive experiments in psychology and science, as well as the work's relevance and importance within the contemporary arts scene today. Thomas Downing's work is held in major museum collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; the Phillips Collection Washington, DC; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 
Past Exhibitions

Milton Avery
Early Works on Paper + Late Paintings
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

February 24, 2018 - April 30, 2018
YARES ART is pleased to present Milton Avery: Early Works on Paper and Late Paintings, on view in New York, February 24–April 30, 2018. Milton Avery (1885-1965) is a towering gure in modern twentieth-century art, with an illustrious and celebrated career that spanned over ve decades. He developed a unique visual vocabulary inspired in part by European modernism while wholly embracing the American vernacular. Over the years, his work has inspired generations of artists—abstract and gurative painters alike. This extraordinary exhibition features over twenty major-scale oil paintings, including a number of Avery’s most acclaimed landscape, seascape, and gurative compositions that he produced late in his career. Complementing these remarkable oil paintings are fty never-before exhibited works on paper from the 1930s, which demonstrate the artist’s mastery of watercolor and gouache early in his career.The exhibition presents many well-known works from prominent private and public collections, as well as a number of pieces being shown in New York for the rst time. Among the rarely exhibited paintings on view is Hills and Sunset Sky (1964), a luminous masterwork that is the last major painting that Avery completed. Celebrating fty years of representing the artist’s estate,Yares Art is proud to present the gallery’s rst Milton Avery exhibition at its recently established New York venue. Among the many highlights of the show are celebrated masterworks such as Dunes and Sea II (1960) from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Other powerful and engaging marine images here, such as Rolling Surf (1958) and Sails in Sunset Sea (1960), are widely regarded as among Avery’s best works. The seascape motif was a favorite for Avery since early in his career. His beach scenes from the 1930s encompass a subtle social commentary in striking pieces such as Untitled (Yellow Swimsuit) and Untitled (Four on the Sand); featuring crisp line and luminous color, these images depict working-class people enjoying leisure time at the seashore. Avery never created completely abstract works, but his subtly nuanced landscapes and gurative compositions, especially his late paintings, often approach abstraction. He was a mentor to the Abstract Expressionists, including Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko, and led the way to Color Field painting with the novel tonal play and quietly daring spatial relationships that are important attributes of Avery’s oeuvre. During his lifetime he was renowned as an “artist’s artist,” as he incorporated the language of abstraction into a singular exploration of the gure, landscape, and still life. His work remains fresh, vibrant, and more relevant than ever for contemporary art today. Milton Avery: Early Works on Paper and Late Paintings is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by noted scholars and critics Eliza Rathbone, William C. Agee, and David Ebony.

Fields of Color
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

January 13, 2018 - February 17, 2018

Kenneth Noland
Circles - Early + Late
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

November 11, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Larry Poons
Momentum
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

September 16, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Larry Poons
Recent Paintings
1222 Flagman Way
Santa Fe, NM 87505

July 28, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Penelope Krebs
Seasons of Color
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

July 13, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Martin Cary Horowitz
Circles
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

July 13, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Penelope Krebs
Season of Color
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

July 13, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Martin Cary Horowitz
Circles
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

July 13, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Hans Hofmann
The Last Decade
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

May 6, 2017 - July 1, 2017