Mixed Media Yares Art Projects expands its operation
Yares Art Projects recently moved from its Grant Avenue location to a bigger space in the Baca Arts District and is set to grow even further, with plans to open an extension, Yares Art, on 5th Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. The official announcement comes at the reception for the gallery’s 25th-anniversary exhibition. The core of that exhibit is a selection of works by members of the Color Field school — including Helen Frankenthaler, Gene Davis, Larry Poons, and others — whose works, along with those of Abstract Expressionists, have been the gallery’s focus over the years. Yares also represents the estate of Milton Avery (1885-1965), an American modernist whose work was influenced by Henri Matisse and who, in turn, influenced such artists as Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb. A special section of the anniversary show is devoted to Avery and to the figurative bronzes of sculptor Manuel Neri. A solo exhibition of Neri’s work is scheduled to open at the gallery’s Manhattan location in the fall of this year.
The 25th-anniversary show also features works by Sean Cavanaugh, Martin Cary Horowitz, Elias Rivera, Paul Pletka, and other gallery artists. It opens on Friday, July 29, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. It is an evolving exhibition that remains on view through Sept. 17. The gallery is located at 1222 Flagman Way. For more information, call Yares Art Projects at 505-984-0044. — Michael Abatemarco
Robert Motherwell: The Blue Door, 1979, acrylic and charcoal on canvas