Pasadena Museum of California Art: The Feminine Sublime

By Molly Enholm 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 [...]
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ArtScene

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

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

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

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, [...]