Two artists invite people to immerse themselves in artwork

Posted by Bonnie Gretzner on January 13, 2011  View Comments 

Han Sungpil & Yvette Gellis, Open Water, photo based mural & mixed media, 2010

The front of the 18th Street Arts Center, where Los Angeles, Calif.-based artist Yvette Gellis is in residence, will be wrapped with imagery created from the combined works of two masters of artistic space. Korean artist Han Sungpilcollaborated with Gellis to create a dynamic mural, Open Water, which will cover the facade of 18th Street Arts Center. Individually, the two artist have produced major installations in a number of public spaces. Han is known for his massive wrappings of buildings in diverse cites worldwide; and Gellis, a painter known for her huge canvasses, recently expanded her work into installations of 3D abstract paintings. The exhibit is now open, with a reception scheduled next Thursday, Jan. 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m.