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Yvette Gellis @ Toomey Tourell


From Da Vinci to Picasso to Hockney, shifts in perspective have long reflected changes in how technology enables us to see.  Non-Objective painting (and later Abstract Expressionism), with their focus on matters of the spirit, seem to have flown right past the immediate environs of their creators, thereby sidestepping any significant reimagining of urban and architectural space.  LA painter Yvette Gellis seeks to alter that by using the outward trappings of Abstract Expressionism to forge new possibilities.


Haiku Reviews: ART 2014 Roundup II

By Peter Frank

Haiku Reviews: ART 2014 Roundup IIYvette Gellis paints with such energy and ambition that the very boldness of her approach becomes its own raison d’être. Gellis does not simply capitalize on her own fervor, however, but puts it to work toward a yet more expansive end, the merger of painting and architecture.

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Betty Brown; Art Week LA

By Betty Brown

Art Week LA – Betty Brown reviews two exhibitions in alternative spaces, one a private home, the other a storefront that serves primarily as a center for photographic education.

Huffington Post Arts

By Peter Frank

Huffington Post Arts  – Yvette Gellis determines an unsettling condition in her paintings, one in which a clearly urban environment becomes so taken up by its own dynamism that it begins to disintegrate.

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Lita Albuquerque; In Bed Together

By Lita Albuquerque

In Bed Together – I have chosen Yvette Gellis for the power that she evokes in her painting. I was taken by the confidence and force of Yvette’s brush marks, coming out of abstract expressionism yet evoking a complex interplay of contradictory marks reflecting a contemporary mood.



NYU News

By Max Behrman

NYU News, They Barney Buiding Gets a Violent Jolt, September 2009

Open Water

Open Water – Korean artist Han Sungpil and Los Angeles based artist Yvette Gellis intend to suck you into the seascape as they take over 18th Street Arts Center.

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