Mural Invites Beachgoers to Stroll Inside

Mural Invites Beachgoers to Stroll Inside

The Annenberg Community Beach House commissioned abstract artist Yvette Gellis to install a captivating 450 foot mural along their ocean-facing fence. It’s part of their "Beach=Culture" Out of the Blue series which provides cultural programming throughout the year to beachgoers in Santa Monica. As part of Arts Month 2021, the program intends to bring a [...]
Yvette Gellis Brings Eye-Catching Mural to the Annenberg Community Beach House

Yvette Gellis Brings Eye-Catching Mural to the Annenberg Community Beach House

Yvette Gellis has had a studio at 18th Street Art Center since 2008. It has beautiful light, high ceilings and her walls are filled with the oversized paintings that are her trademark. The studio has been such a blessing and an incubator for her process which runs the gambit from large paintings to installations to [...]
Abstraction/Not Abstraction: Recent Drawing and Painting in Los Angeles I-BEAM GALLERY

Abstraction/Not Abstraction: Recent Drawing and Painting in Los Angeles I-BEAM GALLERY

For early to mid-20th century artists, the paradigm for abstract art’s development can be expressed concisely by Dutch artist Theo Van Doesburg’s well-known Studies for Composition VIII (The Cow) c.1917, in which a series of images of a cow become progressively more abstract, culminating in the final work, Composition VIII (The Cow), c.1918. That painting, which is ostensibly a completely non-objective artwork if viewed separately from the other works, is still clearly perceptible as an image of a cow when seen in the context of the earlier images.

400-Foot Mural Coming to Beach as Part of Santa Monica’s Arts Month

400-Foot Mural Coming to Beach as Part of Santa Monica’s Arts Month

Annual event highlights value of the arts in the community By Sam Catanzaro As part of Santa Monica’s Arts Month, a 400-foot mural is coming to a popular beachside destination. Every April, Santa Monica celebrates Arts Month, highlighting the value of the arts in the community. This year, there are a number of self-guided art [...]
Meet Yvette Gellis | Artist & Professor of Art

Meet Yvette Gellis | Artist & Professor of Art

We had the good fortune of connecting with Yvette Gellis and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Yvette, how do you think about risk? It’s clear looking back to the beginning of my life that the best choices I made were the risky ones. There was always someone telling me not to do something I [...]