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:

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, [...]


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: 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

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

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 [...]


Opening Reception: March 3, 6-9PM

February 1, 2018, Los Angeles, CA. Jason Vass is pleased to present Liminal Spaces – an exhibition featuring Yvette Gellis & Ty Pownall. Liminal Spaces will run from March 3 – April 14, 2018.
In Liminal Spaces, Gellis’ large-scale, mixed media paintings & Pownall’s floor sculptures and wall works interact to create a singular installation space; one that explores “liminality”, including themes of spirituality, the threshold of time, transitioning forward, memories and ephemerality.

Pasadena Museum of California Art exhibit offers more boldly immersive feminine perspectives on nature and the environment

“Has there ever been a better time to discuss women and the environment?” So asks artist Constance Mallinson in conversation about “The Feminine Sublime,” an exhibit she curated that opens at the Pasadena Museum of California Art this weekend. Addressing themes of feminine perspective, environmental degradation and the artistic concept of the sublime, “The Feminine [...]

The Feminine Sublime

January 21, 2018–June 3, 2018 Historically, depictions of the sublime were reserved for men whose rationality and order were posed against nature, the imagination, or the female “other.” The Feminine Sublime presents a counter-narrative that upends previous ideas of the sublime in painting with a unique feminist perspective. Exhibition artists and Los Angeles-based painters Merion [...]

Yvette Gellis: Movement and Duration, Seeking the Ineffable…

By Gary Brewer “First of all, on the surface on which I am going to paint, I draw a rectangle of whatever size I want, which I regard as a window through which the subject to be painted is seen.” ~Leon Battista Alberti, De pictura, 1435 Studio Visit with Yvette Gellis. Photo Credit Gary Brewer. [...]

“Abstraction in the Singular”

BENTLEY GALLERY - Phoenix, Arizona, -ART DETOUR 29, 2017.  -Part 1: February 17th to March 22nd -Part 2: March 29th to April 19th   -Curated by Grant Vetter   - Abstraction in the Singular is a two show survey of painters from the West Coast and Arizona that have had a significant impact on how we [...]

Yvette Gellis – Beyond all Scope of Sense

Brunnhofer Galerie Eröffnung: Freitag 29. Jänner 2016, 19.00 Uhr mit literarisch-musikalischer-performance von: Elisabeth Brunnhofer u. Paul Jaeg Dauer der Ausstellung bis Samstag 5. März 2016 Artist Statement (excerpt) My work derives inspiration from the world in which I live and work. Wandering through various cities and environments with their endlessly shifting landscapes, often incongruous, [...]

CAMAC- Centre d’art Marnay Art Center – Exhibition

Yvette Gellis, Without Time, 2015. Mixed media, 548.64 x 426.72 cm. CAMAC-Centre d’art Marnay Art Center “Somewhere Without Time” with YVETTE GELLIS (Los Angeles) And REBECCA BOURNIGAULT(Paris) EGLISE SAINT-JACQUES 10370 DIVAL FRANCE September 17th – October 4th Opening Reception Thursday, September 17TH, 2015 7:00 pm Somewhere Without Time marks the first collaborative project between Yvette Gellis (Los Angeles) [...]