Yvette Gellis on Katharina Grosse

The soul of French painting in the 1860’s and 1870’s was indebted to Diderot who, a hundred years earlier, wrote about theatricality in painting. He advanced the idea that a viewer’s experience of a painting should be that of a fluid, ongoing occurrence, rather than about witnessing a dramatic set up, as in the elaborate [...]


By Genie Davis 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, [...]

Liminal Spaces are Mind-Blowing Places

By Genie Davis 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, [...]

Liminal Spaces: Yvette Gellis and Ty Pownall at Jason Vass

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 interspersed in the space to create [...]


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

By Bliss Bowen “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 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 [...]

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) [...]

Upcoming Exhibitions

Round Trip Ticket - Draft #2 (Bridging Two Cities) Harris Gallery, University of La Verne Artists: Yvette Gellis (Los Angeles) Flora Kao (Los Angeles) Christopher Pate (Los Angeles) Huang-Ti Lin (Tainan City) Wan-Ting Wang (Tainan City) Yi-Min Huang (Tainan City) Curator: Kuan-Yu Chen (Tainan City) Artist reception: Saturday, July 25, 2pm to 4pm This is [...]