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Yvette Gellis: Verdure at L.A. Louver

Yvette Gellis: Verdure at L.A. Louver

Each of us had a unique reaction to the months we spent in lockdown, and this is as true of artists as of everyone. Body, psyche and soul, our experiences have been as individual as we are — and painter Yvette Gellis is no exception. Where some artists grew quiet and personal in their ideas [...]

Yvette Gellis: ‘Verdure’

Yvette Gellis: ‘Verdure’

For some, the pandemic was a time for reflection. With the directive to stay at home, many people confronted isolation and had to redefine their connections to the outside world. Those living in Los Angeles were lucky. With good weather and ample sunshine year-round, nature was always within reach. Watching the moon or sun rise [...]

LA Art Feature: Pepperdine Art Professor Paints a Dreamland

LA Art Feature: Pepperdine Art Professor Paints a Dreamland

Pepperdine adjunct Art professor Yvette Gellis’ latest exhibition is Verdure, on display at the LA Louver art gallery in Venice, Calif. It consists of a collection of whimsical and eccentric paintings, representing the emergence from isolation and a deeper awareness of herself as an artist. READ MORE: http://pepperdine-graphic.com/la-art-feature-pepperdine-art-professor-paints-a-dreamland/

Pepperdine art teacher draws on her own success to guide students to theirs

Pepperdine art teacher draws on her own success to guide students to theirs

Adjunct Art Professor Yvette Gellis always knew she was going to be an artist. Today, her notable art exhibitions and residencies can be found all over the world in Taiwan, France and Austria, as well as locally at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.  She has been teaching at Pepperdine since Summer 2014 [...]

L.A. Arts – Sacred Spaces

L.A. Arts – Sacred Spaces

As part of the Beach+Culture Out of the Blue program, Yvette Gellis has painted a 450-foot long mural in front of the Annenberg Community Beach House. Out of the Blue is designed to offer the general public chance encounters with art and art-making at the Beach House. READ MORE: https://laartsonline.com/arts/

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 [...]

We Are Here – Here We Are

We Are Here – Here We Are

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/

Meet an Artist Monday: Yvette Gellis

Meet an Artist Monday: Yvette Gellis

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 [...]

Yvette Gellis on Katharina Grosse

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 [...]

ArtScene

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, [...]