The New York City Ballet Art Series uses the artistry of dance and the energy of the NYCB company to inspire original commissions from contemporary artists. In previous years, they have collaborated with emerging artists, FAILE and JR to create ballet-inspired pieces for the David H. Koch Theater lobby space.
This year, the Art Series continues on with the work of Brooklyn artist Dustin Yellin. Yellin is best known for his large-scale, multi-layered collage glass sculptures. Inspired by the dancers Yellin has created massive “3,000 pound microscope slide pieces, called “Pyschogeographies” with humans trapped inside (made up of cut up books and magazines), portraying movement – a beautiful dance trapped inside glass.
When speaking of the pieces Dustin says,”the idea that all of your memories are stuck inside of your bone marrow and if you could somehow open that up so that everyone could see it…”
Sculpture and dance meet themselves this month at the ballet…
The exhibit will be on view at all performances through March 1, with a special free public viewing period February 12-22 (Sunday 10 AM -1 PM, Monday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM).
You can buy $29 tickets for the three NYCB Art Series performances on February 12, February 19, and February 27. Guests to the Art Series will also receive a limited-edition takeaway created by Yellin.