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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, [...]

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 [...]

JASON VASS PRESENTING: LIMINAL SPACES – YVETTE GELLIS, TY POWNALL

JASON VASS PRESENTING: LIMINAL SPACES – YVETTE GELLIS, TY POWNALL

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

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

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…

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. [...]