On the evening of February 27, 2015 I attended the third edition of the New York City Ballet (NYCB) Art Series at David Koch Theatre, which featured an exhibition of 2015 Art Series contemporary artist Dustin Yellin. The night included three wonderfully inspiring and beautiful ballets created in the 21st century: Pictures at an Exhibition, ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes (New Copland/Peck) and Mercurial Manoevres. At the end of the evening a gift was received (art book) by all audience members created by Yellin.
Artwork filled the Promenade and Lobby areas. In the Promenade Yellin’s Psychogeographies dominated the space. The glass sculptures from the ongoing Psychogeographies series are 3,000 pounds and made from cut up books, magazines, art history books and trash. Unlike other pieces in the series, these bodies are moving.
Audience members engaged and examined Yellin’s art pieces throughout the night. The level of detail and precision to create the 3,000 pound sculptures was evident from first glance at the artwork. As you continued to view the pieces the tiny details popped out at you.