VIDEO: An Introduction to NYCB Art Series Presenting Dustin Yellin
New York City Ballet was proud to welcome artist Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin for the third annual Art Series in 2015. Yellin's installation featured 15 stunning and detailed glass sculptures on the Promenade of the theater. The works of incredible detail, which Yellin described as "humans trapped inside of microscope slides made up of cultural DNA," are part of his larger "Psychogeography" series and were on display throughout the winter performance period and at three special evenings during the season.
Born in California and raised in Colorado, Dustin Yellin currently lives and works in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he founded Pioneer Works, a non-profit center for art and innovation, in 2010. Yellin is best known for his large-scale sculptural paintings that use multiple layers of glass, each individually embellished through a precise and painstaking process, to create an intricate, three-dimensional collage. His largest and most complex work, The Triptych, is a massive 12-ton, three-paneled epic that recalls the fantastic imagery of Hieronymous Bosch.
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