NYCB Art Series 2015

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.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin Hylton 2015.

New York City Ballet and FAILE: An Art Series Collaboration

With extreme excitement I post on the NYCB (New York City Ballet) and FAILE Art Series collaboration which is in its inaugural year. Art Series commissions work by contemporary artists inspired by the New York City Ballet. FAILE’s installation, Les Ballets De Faile, is presented in two segments in 2013. The first was called the Tower of FAILE on the Promenade for the performances on Friday, February 1 while the second FAILE Wheels will be on display at the Wednesday, May 29 performance. On those days every seat in the house was available for $29 with each audience member being able to take home a limited edition piece of artwork made specifically for the event.

(Seats sold out within minutes when opened to the public on January 8th, and I was blessed to get a ticket for the May performance later that day. Photos and a keek video of the installation will be available on the Art Edge NYC page on Facebook Thursday,  May 30th!)

Click on the link for more information on the series and installation: NYCB Art Series: Les Ballet De FAILE