Byron Browne 'Drawings of Abstraction' (Santa Fe) Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2002
Alice Neel 'Black and White - Drawings from the 1930's to the 1980's' (Santa Fe) Aug 9 - Sep 30, 2002
Esteban Vicente 'A Retrospective View' (Santa Fe) Jul 5 - Aug 5, 2002
Robert Marquez 'Sins From an Imaginary Bible' (Santa Fe) Jun 7 - Jul 1, 2002
Milton Avery 'The Nude and Other Subjects' Feb 2 - Mar 11, 2002
Milton Avery: 'The Nude and Other Subjects', 64-page catalogue with 50 color plates, $35
Riva Yares 2000: 'The First 35 Years', 64-page catalogue with 50 color plates, $35
Morris Louis: 'Major Paintings 1953-1962', 32-page catalogue with 12 color plates, $20
Roberto Matta: 'Turbulence des Collisions', 32-page catalogue with 22 color plates, $20
Adolph Gottlieb: 'Major Paintings', 32-page catalogue with 10 color plates, $20
Hans Hofmann: 'Major Paintings 1935-1964', 32-page catalogue with 27 color plates, $20
Esteban Vicente: 'A Retrospective View', 72-page catalogue with 48 color plates, $35
Roberto Marquez: Monograph by Edward Lucie-Smith, 168-page book with 120 color plates, $45
The Riva Yares Gallery, founded in 1964, with locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers two of the primary art spaces in the country for the exhibition of museum-level modern and contemporary art.
As the longest established contemporary gallery in the region, with over 15,000 square feet of gallery space, Riva Yares has orchestrated exhibitions for some of the most important modern and contemporary painters including Milton Avery, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Alex Katz, Yves Klein, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, George Segal, Esteban Vicente, Tom Wesselmann, among others.
Of the over fifty artists represented by Riva Yares at some juncture over the past thirty-eight years, more than a dozen have international roots and include Armand Arman, Fernando Botero, Carlo Maria Mariani, Roberto Mrquez, Roberto Matta, and Jess Soto.
Several well-known sculptors showing at both locations are Fletcher Benton, Johan Creten, Rico Eastman, Robert Graham, and Manuel Neri.
The gallery publishes select catalogues and books that document the scope of solo-exhibitions inclusive of critical essays, expansive color reproductions, and concise biographies. Recent books include: Milton Avery: The Nude and Other Subjects: 1929-1963 (64 pages with 50 color illustrations) and Esteban Vicente: A Retrospective View: 1951-2000 (72 pages with 48 color illustrations).
The Riva Yares Gallery has been profiled in virutally every major art publication including Art in America, ArtNews, Art & Auction, as well as Architectural Digest.
The Riva Yares Gallery has been a member of the ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America) for the past ten years. Founder and Director Riva Yares sits on the board of many arts-related entities and is active within the full continuum of cultural affairs both in Santa Fe and in Scottsdale. The Riva Yares Foundation has recently underwritten in part, the current traveling Milton Avery Retrospective (Milwaukee Art Museum, The Norton, Palm Beach, FL, UCLA's Hammer Museum, CA) and the educational programs for the forthcoming Hans Hofmann exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art featuring selections from the UC-Berkeley Museum collection.
Scottsdale, Arizona and the Phoenix metropolitan area in general have grown in population by over 40% over the past decade. Scottsdale, with more resorts per capital than any other city in the country, offers a vast array of recreational activities with clear skies and sunny days prevalent 95% of the year.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, remains an international destination engaging the full spectrum of the arts and humanities. The historical, multi-cultural environment is the foundation for the multitude of programs such as the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Center for Performing Arts, Santa Fe Stages, The Santa Fe Art Institute, The Greer Carson Theatre and Motion Picture Studio, The Santa Fe Chamber, The Folk Art Museum, The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and the prestigious Site Santa Fe Museum that has been recognized for its Biennial exhibitions.
After having entered its fifth decade, The Riva Yares Gallery is committed in continuing to present the highest level of modern and contemporary art in the country.