Dustin Yellin is a visual artist. He creates boxes full of layered materials — resin, glass, debris, biodegradables, and paint — to make images. Dustin’s Psychogeographies, is a series of one hundred and twenty collaged glass sculptures that portray aspects of human beings, cultures, from history and the present. “Each one is an archive of our culture. They’re like cells — they come together, they divide,” explains Dustin.
In 2012, Dustin renovated an old iron factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn and created Pioneer Works, a social sculpture and non-profit institute for art and education. Through exhibitions, educational programs, performances, and arts and science residencies, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries, fosters community, and provides a space for experimentation.
“Inside of this box is a physicist, a neuroscientist, a painter, a musician, a writer, a radio station, a museum, a school, a publishing arm to disseminate all the content we make there into the world. We shake this box up, and all these people kind of start hitting each other like particles.”
Dustin has exhibited his artwork at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and permanently installed in Los Angeles on Sunset Boulevard.
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