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. Bonus: In the audience was Matias Letelier the young magician from Chile who asked an audience member if he has ever had his mind read, and two minutes later handed him back his watch, smartphone, pen and wallet.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Molly Barnes will interview Tim Yarger of Timothy Yarger Fine Arts in Beverly Hills.Timothy Yarger Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, is noted for featuring light art, new media, and Fluxis artists – including James Turrell, Carole Feuerman, and Cecil Tuchon.
Raised in Kalamazoo, MI, Timothy Yarger entered the art business in 1982. After directing galleries in San Francisco, New York, and Beverly Hills, Yarger took over an existing Rodeo Drive gallery in 1997, where he established Timothy Yarger Fine Art (TYFA). Yarger has mounted seminal exhibitions of Western art in the United States, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Rome.
TYFA is grounded in the historic artwork of 19th-century painters, the Modern masters, Pop icons of the 20th-century, and also represents Contemporary painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors.
Each calendar year, TYFA mounts over a dozen major exhibitions and promotes scholarship, broad connoisseurship, and public programming by partnering with art historians, critics, and museum professionals, who contribute to the galleries’ events and publications. Having published more than a dozen books and numerous exhibition catalogues, TYFA is dedicated to advancing the careers of their artists while contributing to Contemporary Art scholarship.
Timothy Yarger began mounting exhibitions internationally in 1995 with Thailand’s first Picasso exhibition. Seven years later, Yarger established an additional gallery location in Bangkok, producing semiannual exhibitions on preeminent 20th-century artists. These exhibitions have included Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as group exhibitions of established Contemporary artists. In 2009, the gallery celebrated its 20th art exhibition produced in the Asia region.
TYFA also participates in international art fairs and provides exhibitions for other galleries in the United States and abroad.