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 and practices, Gellis contemplated the entire web of nature. Where some became reserved or pared down in their materials, she lavished pigment in rich impasto almost to the point of decadence. Where some took up shadowy, nuanced palettes speaking to loss, melancholy or pensiveness, she expanded into an exuberant technicolor rainbow spectrum singing the song of nature’s material and spiritual grandeur.
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Yvette Gellis Exhibits Her Recent Series of Paintings at L.A. Louver
From September 14 to October 16, 2021, L.A. Louver, a contemporary art gallery in Venice, California, will present a collection of paintings created by Yvette Gellis, visiting assistant professor of art at Seaver College. The exhibition, entitled Verdure, features new paintings created in the past year, Gellis’ personal and emotional responses to current events.
Days of Future Past
It doesn’t take long to get immersed in the worlds that Michael McMillen creates. All you have to do is open the door to L.A. Louver and step inside.
From now until October 16, his “Theory of Smoke” exhibition is sharing space with two other exhibitions, with McMillen’s work snaking through the gallery, framing the others with his exquisite sculptures, invitations to worlds that could be a figment of the past or it could be a dream of the future.
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 and set, the palm fronds blowing in the wind brought a constant joie de vivre. Painter Yvette Gellis, motivated and inspired by the beauty in nature, channeled these feelings to create the mural Sacred Spaces, which was installed outside along the 450-foot long fence that surrounds the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
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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.
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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 with classes in printmaking, art fundamentals, painting and observational drawing as well as a first-year seminar.
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.
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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 sense of rejuvenation and hope to residents and visitors.
READ MORE: https://www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/mural-invites-beachgoers-to-stroll-inside
The Vista at Durden and Ray | Art and Cake
by Lorraine Heitzman
The Vista: Twenty Views into the City
Organized by Max Presneill and Wade Schuster
Durden and Ray, Los Angeles
through March 1
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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.
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A 14-foot-long painting of trash makes an epic argument for ‘The Feminine Sublime’ by Sharon Mizota
by Sharon Mizota
Los Angeles Times “The Feminine Sublime”.
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/
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.
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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.
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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 a conversation about crossing over— be it because they push at the boundaries of abstraction or because of their use of hybrid materials. While Pownall’s works appear more minimal, Gellis’ are complexly packed.
READ MORE: https://artandcakela.com/2018/04/04/liminal-spaces-yvette-gellis-and-ty-pownall-at-jason-vass/
“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 male perspective towards a new paradigm. The concept may be oblique to the casual viewer but the paintings are inspired by any measure.
READ MORE: https://artandcakela.com/2018/02/12/the-feminine-sublime-at-pasadena-museum-of-california-art/
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” upends preconceived notions of what constitutes landscape painting with bold, large-scale pieces by Mallinson and four other women artists based in Los Angeles: Merion Estes, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz and Marie Thibeault.
READ MORE: https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/18/pasadena-california-museum-art-exhibit-offers-boldly-immersive-feminine-perspectives-nature-environment/
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
Bildtaghebucher einer Reisenden und der Ernst hinter dem Spiel
Yvette Gellis in the largest and most important newspaper in uper Austria.
Yvette Gellis – Beyond all Scope of Sense
Eröffnung: Freitag 29. Jänner 2016, 19.00 Uhr mit
Elisabeth Brunnhofer u. Paul Jaeg
Dauer der Ausstellung bis Samstag 5. März 2016