A 14-foot-long painting of trash makes an epic argument for ‘The Feminine Sublime’

Typically, it’s not cool to include your own artwork in a show you’ve curated, particularly in a museum. But artist Constance Mallinson’s enormous, panoramic painting of trash is the best thing in “The Feminine Sublime,” the group exhibition she curated at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. READ MORE: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-feminine-sublime-pasadena-review-20180528-htmlstory.html

Pasadena Museum of California Art: The Feminine Sublime

The Romantic notion of the sublime continues to haunt our consciousness, often accompanied by a healthy dose of critique. The concept, most famously articulated in the influential writings of Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant, posits, in a simplified version, that a form might either delight the eye (the beautiful) or overwhelm the viewer through scale, [...]
ArtScene

ArtScene

Perfectly paired, artists Ty Pownall and Yvette Gellis offer large- scale, abstract mixed media works that seem to have slipped from the walls and onto the loor on their own. Gellis has created stunning wall work in oil, acrylic, graphite, and original photo-transfers. These large pieces are paired with the polyurethane foam, oil, and acrylic [...]
Liminal Spaces are Mind-Blowing Places

Liminal Spaces are Mind-Blowing Places

Liminal: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. “Liminal Spaces” at Jason Vass gallery, which opened Saturday night, occupies a position of cool, whether the boundary is mixed-media wall art, free-standing sculpture, or something in between. Perfectly paired artists Ty Pownall and Yvette Gellis drew lively, engaged crowds to [...]
Liminal Spaces: Yvette Gellis and Ty Pownall at Jason Vass

Liminal Spaces: Yvette Gellis and Ty Pownall at Jason Vass

Jason Vass To April 14, 2018 by Jody Zellen What is a liminal space? Liminal refers to something transitional, as if at a boundary or threshold. In their exhibition, aptly titled Liminal Spaces, Yvette Gellis and Ty Pownall have filled both the walls and floor of the gallery. Works by these seemingly unrelated artists are [...]
“The Feminine Sublime” at Pasadena Museum of California Art

“The Feminine Sublime” at Pasadena Museum of California Art

By Lorraine Heitzman Constance Mallinson has assembled a first rate group of women painters to address the concept of the sublime in art from a feminist standpoint. Each of the five artists in “The Feminine Sublime” at The Pasadena Museum of California Art explores their relationship to the landscape in a shift from the traditional [...]