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New York City Ballet 2015 Art Series Features Dustin Yellin’s "Psychogeographies", on the Promenade

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New York City Ballet 2015 Art Series
Dustin Yellin’s
www.dustinyellin.com
Psychogeographies on the Promenade


Founders, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Founding Choreographers: George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins
Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins

Managing Dir. Communications & Special Projects, Robert Daniels
Manager, Media Relations, Katharina Plumb
The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
February 25, 2015


(Read More NYC Ballet Reviews).

Article below assisted by NYC Ballet audience notes by Luke Crisell
and Artwork notes, provided at Koch Theater.


The audiences at New York City Ballet this winter have been mesmerized by Dustin Yellin’s enchanting sculptures, in an array of collage materials, colors, and poses, an abstraction of dancers caught in motion. Through the promenade, framed by a City Ballet gift shop, wine and champagne bars, velvet benches and chairs, and the giant Elie Nadelman marble sculptures, are fifteen of Dustin Yellin’s massive, glass rectangular sculptures. They were created for City Ballet’s 2015 Art Series. The full sculpture installation, called “Psychogeographies”, will eventually include about 100 of these individualized sculptures.

When I had my pre-school and elementary classrooms, I always kept the collage box filled with magazine clipping, sequins, buttons, feathers, cloth, etc. Mr. Yellin’s “Psychogeographies” are evocative of found collage creations, except that he places similar colors together for green, blue, red, yellow, black, and white shadings within the figures. Tiny fragments of clippings of politicians, celebrities, and anonymous faces, plus cut photos of workbench trash, paper curls and shreds, photos of costume ornaments, and so on, are fused on layered glass slides. When you look sideways at each sculpture, you see just lines of glass, but from the front or rear you see bodies in frozen balletic motifs. The genre of Pointillism comes to mind, with Seurat’s paintings of thousands of miniscule dots of color, seen together as new colors, like shades of purple and green.

Mr. Yellin, whose Brooklyn arts center is called Pioneer Works, originally an iron works building, organizes exhibitions, classes, interdisciplinary conferences and residencies, and live music events. The New York City Ballet Art Series performances, planned in collaboration with the Promenade installation and additional works, found throughout Koch Theater, are announced each year, with all tickets on those targeted dates priced at only $29. I look forward to future City Ballet Art Series installations, and I look forward to seeing more of Mr. Yellin’s art.



"Two Female Nudes" (1931)
by sculptor, Elie Nadelman,
Gift of Architect Philip Johnson
Seen at the edge of the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sculpture by Dustin Yellin
Made for NYC Ballet's 2015 Art Series
Created on the Theory of Psychogeography
Seen on the Koch Theater Promenade
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net