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Before & After: Contrasts at Yares

Before & After: Contrasts at Yares

Piri Halasz, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep

July 19, 2021

At Yares Art, on Fifth Avenue 34 blocks south of the Jewish Museum, we have two eminently satisfactory exhibitions of more recent abstract art. The first is "Larry Poons/Frank Stella: As It Was/As It Is." The second is "Fields of Color III"(both through July 31).  They afford a contrast that parallels my own development as a writer on abstraction. The first show equates to a period before I'd awakened to abstraction, and before I'd met either artist.  The second represents a period after I'd met them both, and after Bill Rubin had sensitized me to abstraction--though much of the work in it was also done prior to the spring of 1968 (when Rubin effected this sensitization).

From Russia With Passion, Jules Olitski's Rollicking '60s Paintings

From Russia With Passion, Jules Olitski's Rollicking '60s Paintings

R.C.Baker, The Village Voice

February 27, 2021

Olitski’s paintings were racing at the fore of their moment, as if the artist could see ahead to the psychedelic biomorphs later emblazoned on headshop posters.

Olitski's "Core Paintings:" As Others See Them

Olitski's "Core Paintings:" As Others See Them

Piri Halasz, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep

February 10, 2021

Catalogue essays for commercial galleries are a special form of literature.  Although their writers are frequently referred to as "critics," these writers do not criticize in the sense that reviewers for independent publications might.  As a rule, too, their essays are expected to focus on the works that the gallery will be displaying in this particular show, and to correlate their remarks with the presentation itself.

The Great Beginning of Jules Olitski

The Great Beginning of Jules Olitski

Roberta Smith, New York Times

January 28, 2021

The artist’s earliest Color Field paintings, with their indomitable colors, austere compositions and wild pictorial spaces, are among the movement’s signal achievements.

Olitski's Stunning "Core" at Yares Art

Olitski's Stunning "Core" at Yares Art

Piri Halasz, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep

January 4, 2021

I don't have much to say about "Jules Olitski: Color to the Core: Paintings 1960-1964" at Yares Art on Fifth Avenue (through January 30).  That is partly because I have often written about Olitski, and his enormous talents are well-known to many if not most of my readers. It is also partly because I want to post this review as early as possible in the new year, in hopes of alerting more viewers in time for them to get to the show itself.  Let nobody think I don't admire it!  Au contraire, I found it sensational, a terrific feast for the eyes and strongly recommended in fair times or foul.  Don't miss it!

Jules Olitski in New York

Jules Olitski in New York

Karen Wilkin, New Criterion

January 2021

On “The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & “Jules Olitski: Color to the Core” at Yares Art, New York.

At 7 Art Galleries, the Ecstatic Flow of Paint and the Stories It Can Tell: Larry Poons

At 7 Art Galleries, the Ecstatic Flow of Paint and the Stories It Can Tell: Larry Poons

Roberta Smith, New York Times

September 27, 2018

Exhibition running through Oct. 27. Yares Art, East 57th Street, Manhattan; 212-256-0969, yaresart.com.

Circling Back to Kenneth Noland

Circling Back to Kenneth Noland

Richard Kalina, Hyperallergic

December 29, 2017

Noland’s current exhibition at Yares Art, brings together prime examples of one of the artist’s signature motifs: concentric rings of color centrally and symmetrically ordered in square canvases.

Gallery Chat: Dennis Yares, the Color Field Crusader from the Southwest Explores the Frontier of the New York Art Market

Gallery Chat: Dennis Yares, the Color Field Crusader from the Southwest Explores the Frontier of the New York Art Market

Morgan Fletcher, ADAA

January 2017

“We came to New York because we want to champion the most under-recognized and under-valued segment of the art market—Color Field Painting,” said Dennis Yares, founder of Yares Art, a pioneering gallery that has advanced modern abstract art on the West Coast and beyond since the 1960s.

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