Exhibitions & Events
Rodger Stevens "Postcards from the Limbic System" at TYFA
October 3 - November 5, 2016
Timothy Yarger Fine Art is pleased to announce a show of new work by gallery artist, Rodger Stevens.
Stevens is a Brooklyn-born sculptor whose principle medium is wire. His work, though apparently abstract in nature, is firmly rooted in narrative and draws heavily upon literature, history, and personal experience. The objects he makes embody carefully wrought stories.
After earning degrees in both Economics and Fine Art, and spending six formative years at the Sotheby’s auction house in New York, Stevens is now an internationally-exhibited artist. His work resides in numerous private collections and the artist has also collaborated with esteemed corporate clients such as West Elm, Starbucks, The New Yorker, and Nike. Most recently Stevens was selected for a prestigious Artist Studio Residency at the Art & Design Museum of New York which begins this month.
LUXE Magazine & TYFA Present "The Power of Collaboration" Art Discussion
July 12th 5:30 PM
On July 12th TYFA and fellow art & design industry professionals gathered for a special speaking engagement entitled "The Power of Collaboration," co-hosted by LUXE magazine, featuring Wendy Battleson, former SVP of Global Art Lending at Christie's - New York.
LAX Airport's Delta Terminal Features Work by TYFA Artists
July 1, 2016
TYFA was proud to announce the participation of two of their artists in a new curatorial initiative at LAX's Delta terminal. The special exhibit was curated by TYFA and features artwork by artists Moshe Elimelech and Cecil Touchon.
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Hosts Charitable Exhibition at TYFA
June 16 - 18, 2016
On June 16th - 18th, TYFA hosted a charitable exhibition supporting the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and Young Entrepreneurs, featuring photographic works by lifetime photographer Kevin O’Leary. Fellow contributors Bernie Taupin, Lori Hyland, and gallery artist Udo Nöger also generously donated artwork for acquisition.
Mr. O’Leary was in attendance along with Pamela Cohen and Nick Korniloff, Perry’s mother and stepfather, to speak about the mission of the Perry J. Cohen Foundation - which is to educate and teach the best practices of boating safety, the protection and preservation of marine and wildlife environments, as well as advocating Teenage Entrepreneurship.
Perry Cohen’s story made international news last year when he and a dear friend went missing at sea off the coast of Florida. The foundation created in his honor has partnered with Mr. O’Leary in an effort to carry on Perry’s legacy as a teenage entrepreneur and lover of the arts. All proceeds from the sales of O'Leary's photographs are donated to the Foundation (www.pjcf.org) in support of its mission. O’Leary's “Irreconcilable Images” photography has been exhibited at international contemporary art fairs and will continue to be shown throughout 2016. TYFA's Beverly Hills neighbor, Hilton/Hyland, was a co-sponsor of the exhibition and charitable event.
Udo Noger "Light Fields"
June 4, 2016
Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills was pleased to announce the unveiling of new work by acclaimed artist, Udo Noger. The carefully curated selection of paintings encompassed the imagery which has distinguished this artist in today's contemporary art world.
Timothy Yarger Speaks at Molly Barnes' Lecture Series In NYC
May 12, 2016
For more that 20 years Molly Barnes has hosted a monthly gathering of art talks, part salon/art history and lecture series featuring artists, collectors, dealers, and curators.
On May 12th, she invited Tim to share stories about his career and to discuss influences and trends in the art market. We had a wonderful time and delighted with journalist Anthony Liversidge. Read his comments about the talk on his blog, Attend NYC:
"If there is one art gallery owner/dealer one would choose to represent one’s adventures in making art, it would be Tim Yarger, judging from his presentation this day at Molly Barnes’ famous bicoastal lunchtime salon at the Roger Smith. Not only was his portfolio consistently replete with artists operating at the highest level, from Sam Francis and Louise Nevelson to Udo Noger and Carole Feuerman, but why they might choose to cooperate with Yarger’s informed enthusiasm and reassuringly perceptive judgment in marketing their work in Los Angeles and around the world was pretty clear too – he himself is as individual in seeking self expression as any of his charges, and finds his work despite its management demands as much an adventure in its own way as when he first took it up, having decided that his position as lead trumpet in a symphony orchestra as well as in jazz was never going to match Dizzy Gillespie or Chet Baker. Typical was one of his first initiatives suggesting the first contemporary art exhibition in Thailand in 1995 where he had to carry 45 precious Picasso prints in the plane overhead bin into Bangkok and was rewarded by selling all of them but one. Clearly this is a man who will continue to dominate the Los Angeles scene as it explodes into the 100,000 square foot gallery level."
-- Anthony Liversidge
ART SHOW at The Container Yard
February 27, 2016
The Container Yard hosted ART SHOW which featured street artists and photographers from all over LA--including TYFA artist Jim McHugh and Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez. For more pictures, follow the link below to the Polaroid blog where Jim's photos of the event are featured.
Louise Nevelson's Success at Art Week Miami
December 2, 2015
"New York's Pace Gallery had a hit with Louise Nevelson, a sculptor it has represented since 1963. The gallery sold 16 of her black assemblages for between $75,000 and $1 million apiece on Wednesday." Follow the link below to read the whole article about which artists to follow during Art Week Miami on the Wall Street Journal.
Mads Christensen "Lightwaves" on display in UK
December 24 - 27, 2015
Salford Quays, UK "Lightwaves" is a festival celebrating the crossover between digital light and art, where artists have an opportunity to take over public spaces around the city of Salford Quays--and this year, Mads Christensen is one of three artists headlining. His piece, titled 'Cathedral of Mirrors', consists of twelve 12-foot tall columns that respond to the movement and gathering of humans within it. High-tech sensors measure the movement of people and send pulses of colored light through the columns as people congregate.
Art Law Seminars Presents: Recovering Nazi-Looted Art, Sculptural Copyrights and Appropriationism
Monday, November 9, 2015 6-8pm
Hosted by Timothy Yarger Fine Art in Beverly Hills, this seminar features Laura Brill, Michael Kuznetsky, and Greg Victoroff lecturing on their respective topics using landmark cases to further explore the deeper issues of practicing law in the field of art.
Jim Mchugh "Touch" at ESMoA
October 11, 2015 until January 31, 2016
For the "Touch" exhibition, ESMoA presented the magic of the LA art scene over the last four decades: i.e. portraits of artists in their studios by photographer Jim McHugh and a selection of original artworks by other artists. The exhibition was curated by Edward Goldman, Host of KCRW’s “Art Talk.”
Sam Francis "Rapid Fluid Indivisible Vision"
September 18, 2015 – March 7, 2016
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Sam Francis: Rapid Fluid Indivisible Vision positions Francis among the various artists he influenced, celebrated and with whom he worked. A number of Francis’s abstract works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and lithograph will be on view at the Bechtler. Among these works are paintings loaned by Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills.
Mads Christensen "In Light Of" Solo Show
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mads Christensen's dynamic light-based works explore how we as viewers respond to illumination and color through the neuroreceptors of the human visual analog system. Following in the footsteps of groundbreaking artists exploring this medium like James Turrell, Doug Wheeler, Dan Flavin, Ivan Navarro and Olafer Eliasson, Christensen is interested in the manner by which our brain translates the information gathered by the receptors in the human eye into specific colors, and consequently the emotional experience.Christensen finds the interplay between color and intensity of light in relation to the human vision system fascinating. For example, the human eye senses red and blue light differently. Red-sensitive cones are prominent near the center of the retina, yielding great detail in the perceived image. There are however, relatively few blue-sensitive cones which make it difficult to see detail with just blue light. However, when blue and red lights are combined as in What Are You Blinking About, unexpected and fascinating consequences of pattern and multiple colors appear because of the neurology in the human vision system. Trained as an electrical engineer, Christensen’s work is an interplay between his software designs and the intangible qualities of light as medium. While artists throughout history have been fascinated by depicting light, Christensen creates what appears as two-dimensional paintings with light. This platform is reminiscent of the flat and static shape of a painting but its animation and range of color creates a dialog with the space by illuminating the viewer and surrounding area with ambient light. The dramatic, stimulating and soothing qualities inherent in his work present an evolution of visual experience.Christensen is being recognized by collectors and museum professional as possessing vast and palpable creativity, technical expertise and visual sophistication to perpetuate this fascinating evolution of light as art.
Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez at ES MOAH, The Getty Graffiti Black Book Exhibition: Experience 11: SCRATCH
Sunday, June 8 2014 10am-5pm
Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists, including Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez will covered the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their 21st century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book.
In 2013 more than 150 of LA’s leading graffiti artists responded to a 16th century manuscript from the vaults of the Getty Research Institute called a liber amicorum (book of friends) by contributing works on paper to be bound into a single book and created the Getty Graffiti Black Book.
Street artists have used black books for decades to create a visual memory of drafts and to serve as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas. The extraordinary competition that occasionally arises among such artists can also lead to respect as rivals invite each other to “hit” their black books with original works. The contributing artists decided to give the Getty Black Book the title, LA Liber Amicorum, to capture the spirit of its transformation of rival ‘writing-crews’ into a Los Angeles Book of Friends.
ESMoA is the brainchild of Eva and Brian Sweeney – she an architect, he an entrepreneur, and together passionate collectors who have supported the arts through their Los Angeles/Berlin-based private art initiative artlab21 Foundation. Artlab21 Foundation is a non profit Public Benefit Corporation 501(c)(3). The specific purpose of artlab21 foundation is the promotion of education though art and appreciation of art.
Cristobal Valecillos "American Family" in Paris
November 7, 2013
Cristobal Valecillos who is best known for his detailed photographs of environments constructed entirely of recycled material will be showcased in the group exhibition "Unique Dialogue" featuring four American artists in Paris.
80 rue du Château
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Chul Hyun Ahn at The Venice Biennale
June 1, 2013 - November 24, 2013
Light artist Chul Hyun Ahn will be featured in "Personal Structures", at Palazzo Bembo during the 55th edition of the Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will open June 1 and run until November 24, 2013. Other artists included are Yoko Ono (JPN), Heinz Mack (DE) and Otto Peine (DE).
Jim McHugh's photograph of Mike Kelley at Centre Pompidou, Paris
May 2, 2013 - August 5, 2013
Jim McHugh's, 1982 photograph of Mike Kelley, will be included in the retrospective exhibition catalog for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, May 2 through August 5. This landmark exhibition will travel to MOMA-PS1 in New York City and MOCA, Los Angeles.
TYFA to Curate "Radical Stimulus" at LAAA
May 4, 2013 - May 31, 2013
Los Angeles Art Association presents Radical Stimulus, May 4 - May 31, a multi-media exploration juried by Timothy Yarger & Sierra LeBaron. The exhibition considers the concept of chemical reaction in contemporary art practice. The 88 year old arts organization has significantly influenced the arts in L.A. TYFA is proud to support these efforts.
Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez in Group Show at Ben Maltz
January 2, 2013 - March 23, 2013
Bridging Homeboy Industries:
Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu, and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez
Bridging Homeboy Industries features the work of Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu, and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, three working artists who share roots in the East L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights, a close-knit community beset by poverty and violence. Though their paths and practices are unique, each has benefited from the services of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the nation. Founded as a jobs program by Father Gregory Boyle in 1992, Homeboy Industries continues to thrive as a network of successful businesses supported and run by former gang members.
Cristobal Valecillos at L.A. Convention Center
Cristobal Valecillos work was featured at the LA Art show in the form of a site-specific installation. The artist transformed an area of the fair into one of his cardboard worlds as featured in his photographs, allowing visitors to physically interact with his carefully constructed realms made only of recycled paper goods.
Jim McHugh Installation at LAX
September 2012 - March 2013
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs department announces Let's Get Lost- Polaroids From the Coast, curated by Joe Lewis, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. The installation showcases a series of archetectual images and celebrity portraits which define the complexities and diversity of The City of Angeles. The exhibition will be on view from the end of September - March 2013 at LAX's Terminal 3 which welcomes millions of vistors annually to Los Angeles.
Michele Mattei at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
October 12, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Drawn from an expansive group of photographic portraits by artist Michele Mattei, Fabulous! Portraits by Michele Mattei presents a selection of large-scale images of women painters, sculptors, designers, dancers, musicians, and collectors who have shaped contemporary culture. The women represented in the exhibition have helped redefine women's roles over the last century and continue to provide inspiration for the next generation.
LA Street: Great Art is Born from Rebellion, Cooper Design Space
March 9, 2012 - August 15, 2012
Timothy Yarger Fine Art is proud to present an exhibition of 6 Los Angeles based artists: Chaz Bojorquez, Richard Duardo, Shepard Fairey, Ganjin Fujita, RETNA, and Sage Vaughn. Their vision, expressed in the graphic medium, is represented in the Cooper Design Space though collaboration with Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions.
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 Jim McHugh Studio Visits
November 11, 2011 - March 31, 2012
STUDIO VISITS is a series of artists' portraits and candid moments curated from the archives of photographer Jim McHugh. These photographs span over 3 decades, beginning in 1978 and continuing through the present. Many of the pictures are from the photographer's personal collection, vintage prints created on photographic materials that are now extinct. McHugh is considered a especially noted chronicler of contemporary West Coast artists. His collaboration with Abbeville Press and Chronicle Press for "California Painters: New Work" and "The Art of Light and Space" created unique views into the richly captivating world of the artist. What is most clear about these photographs is the great respect and exuberance the photographer holds for his subjects and their work.
AI: Artistic Intelligence, A Solo Exhibition in NYC
March 1-31st, 2019
Mads Christensen's work is experiential; influencing the viewers awareness of movement, color and shape. Stimulating feelings of wonder, contentment and serenity.
Christensen has cultivated his creative prowess to encompass visual and emotional experiences using Light as a Medium. The sculpture is a fusion of uniquely written software coding and the intangible qualities of his artist practice.
Following in the footsteps of groundbreaking artists who explore this medium like James Turell, Doug Wheeler, Dan Flavin and Olafur Eliasson.
Christensen is recognized by collectors and museum professionals as possessing vast and palpable creativity, technical expertise and visual sophistication to perpetuate this fascinating evolution of light.