Press Articles

Leaving Los Angeles

By John Paul King

For millions of young people across the United States – indeed, across the world – Los Angeles is a dream destination for hopefuls in almost every creative endeavor you can think of, a place where you can work in your dream career while also being surrounded by unbeatable weather, world-class culture, a diverse array of dining experiences, and legendary nightlife.

READ MORE: https://www.losangelesblade.com/2020/05/22/leaving-los-angeles/

More Than a Walkthrough: Galleries Get Creative in Their Digital and Analog Adaptations

By Shana Nys Dambrot

With all the places you get your art-viewing closed for the time being, what’s an aficionado to do? If you’re looking for multisensory, dynamic visual art to enjoy in socially distant conditions, here are a few galleries, artists and institutions that are each doing something special — in both the digital and analog realms.

READ MORE: https://www.laweekly.com/more-than-a-walkthrough-galleries-get-creative-in-their-digital-and-analog-adaptations/

Arts at Home: May 14-17

By Shana Nys Dambrot

This weekend’s arts and culture selection includes at-home options across visual art, dance, creative lessons, a massive print sale, and a virtual history tour. And as a special treat, we have not one, but two actual IRL art experiences which are explicitly designed to be viewed in person — and in strict observation of public health best practices — from outside (masks on!), or even from your car.

READ MORE: https://www.laweekly.com/arts-at-home-may-14-17/

Outdoor exhibition offers chance to find art in some unusual places, including Long Beach

By Asia Morris

While the traditional ways in which we consume culture in person, especially when it comes to viewing visual art, have quickly diminished with museums, galleries and other venues closed due to the pandemic, so have opportunities for artists diminished, limiting their reach in an already dire economic landscape.

READ MORE: https://lbpost.com/hi-lo/outdoor-exhibition-offers-chance-to-find-art-in-some-unusual-places-including-long-beach

This Weekend, Durden and Ray puts Art on the Map

By Genie Davis

In pandemic times, we all long for – at least I do – a way to view art safely, in person. And to get out of the house other than for walks down the same neighborhood streets. Or if we are working around other people out of necessity, the last thing we want to do is be around more people right now. That said, Zoom and Facetime may not be fulfilling everything we need when it comes to a look at art.

READ MORE: https://artandcakela.com/2020/05/15/this-weekend-durden-and-ray-puts-art-on-the-map/

We Are Here/Here We Are

By Art Clout

How to have a show of over 100 artists throughout LA County? How to do it without putting people at risk? How to make the show meaningful and open to one and all? Spread it throughout the County and allow the artist’s art to reflect on, and exist with, the environment and the current state of affairs. All art is displayed in places that the public can easily and safely access from the outdoors (scroll for a list of participating Long Beach Artists). Tag the artist’s location via a post on your choice of social media. Comments and feedback are appreciated.

READ MORE: https://artcloutlb.com/we-are-here-here-we-are/

34 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You’re Safer at Home [5-21-2020 to 5-27-2020]

By We Like L.A. Staff

We used to tell you about all the things you could go out and do in Los Angeles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Then, the coronavirus pandemic changed life for all of us, in a thousand small and massive ways. These days, there are no events for us to post about and, even if there were, state and county orders prohibit gathering. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find entertainment, education, and most importantly, community online. From now on until this whole thing’s behind us, we’ll be posting virtual things you can do from home every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less isolated.

READ MORE: https://www.welikela.com/things-to-do-this-week-in-l-a-5-21-2020/

Editors’ Roundtable

by David S. Rubin

One of the most thoughtful exhibitions of 2018 was “The Feminine Sublime,” a small group show featuring mostly paintings by five women artists. Organized by Constance Mallinson for the recently closed Pasadena Museum of California Art, the exhibition included works by Merion Estes, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, Marie Thiebault and Mallinson.

READ MORE: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102371355349&ca=52adde00-16ea-43b4-aac9-dfdd0c1827e4

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 viewer through scale, power and grandeur (the sublime). In The Feminine Sublime, currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, five Los Angeles-based painters further explore this legacy in response to contemporary conditions. That these artists happen to be female, dealing with notions typically ascribed to their male counterparts, offers another layer to excavate.

READ MORE: http://thisisfabrik.com/pasadena-museum-of-california-art-the-feminine-sublime/

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, oil, and acrylic sculpture, of “3-Dimensional Liminal Space,” a work of sliced foam that seems to have been taken from the heart of a volcano. “Liminal” refers to a position on both sides of, or approaching, a boundary or threshold, and Gellis evokes the feeling of entering a portal with her art.

READ MORE: https://yvettegellis.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/REVIEW_ArtScene.pdf

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, engaged crowds to their two solo shows, featuring works that were large scale, abstract, and the ultimate in mind-blowing visuals.

READ MORE: http://artillerymag.com/liminal-spaces-mind-blowing-places/