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 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
REVIEW: Miss seeing art? 100 artists come to the rescue with work in public view across L.A. by Christopher Knight
Artist-run gallery Durden and Ray has organized a sprawling show installed all over L.A. County and seen from sidewalks and streets. SOURCE: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-05-22/durden-ray-we-are-here-art-show-public
By Jennifer Remenchik An Exhibition Across Los Angeles Takes on New Meanings in Times of Protest. When We Are Here / Here We Are opened in mid-May, the street landscape of Los Angeles looked decidedly different. READ MORE: https://hyperallergic.com/570277/durden-and-ray-we-are-here-here-we-are/
Yvette Gellis could in a sense be said to be a landscape painter. But that’s only because she uses paint, and often draws inspiration from the elements of nature and the world that surrounds us. The work itself presents an imaginative, architecturally engaged hybrid of painting, sculpture, installation, and experience as she breaks out of [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]