Glass As Art in Kips Bay

Meyer Davis Studio 2nd Floor Hallway Art Gallery in Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014

Meyer Davis Studio 2nd Floor Hallway Art Gallery in Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014

Whenever we at Gardner Glass Products see glass used in artwork, we’re instantly at attention. In part, because we know what an unforgiving material that it can be. Glass is heavy, breakable, difficult to mold or change, and definitely can be a bit dangerous. Our (collective) hat is off to any artist that chooses glass as their medium. That is why, when we saw the big glass blocks in the upper hallway of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, we HAD to learn more.

Dustin Yellin's Glass Art Pieces in Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014

Dustin Yellin’s Glass Art Pieces in Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014

The hallway gallery was designed by Meyer Davis Studio and designers Will Meyer and Gray Davis basically transformed the 2nd floor hallway into a Brooklyn Art Gallery. It features 3 working Brooklyn-based artists, and most of the big press on the house focuses on Victor Fung’s graffiti art, “The Scream”  on the far wall. He’s the founder of a grafitti artist collective-for-hire known as Klughaus, and the artwork is striking, to be sure. However, I was MUCH more intrigued by the big blocks of glass at the top of the stairs.

Dustin Yellin Collage Pieces in Kips Bay 2014

Dustin Yellin Collage Pieces in Kips Bay 2014

Turns out the pieces are by Dustin Yellin, a California-born, Brooklyn-based artist that creates “Psychogeographies” by creating a collage of acrylic images sandwiched between lites of glass on a massive scale. It appears to be well over 30 pieces of glass, at human height, sandwiched with thousands of handcut images, all collaged & painted together.The result is a 3-D cultural melange/science experiment that pulls you in. (FYI, the rough math I did estimates the weight of these pieces at 2,000 lbs or more.)

Dustin Yellin Glass Collage Art (detail) on display Kips Bay 2014

Dustin Yellin Glass Collage Art (detail) on display Kips Bay 2014

According to the artist, “Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting.” While many of his pieces on display previously are much more figurative in nature, the pieces here are abstracted parts, with a feeling of a Hieronymus Bosch painting. Like the most surreal of aquariums, the large blocks of glass have an eerie glow that only glass provides. 

Dustin Yellin Side Detail of Previous Work

Dustin Yellin Side Detail of Previous Work

We are truly amazed by his process and very impressed with the results. Please, please, please go to his website to see more of Dustin Yellin‘s amazing work.

Dustin Yellin Pieces on Display 2013

Dustin Yellin Pieces on Display 2013

Bravo to Meyer Davis for having such an amazing vision and for sharing these artists with the world in this unusual space within the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse for 2014. The Show House continues until May 29th. Tickets are $35 available through Kips Bay

Gardner Glass Products, Inc. is the creator of the Dreamwalls family of interior decorative glass products, including a wide variety of mirror – including acid etched, fabricated tempered glass, and Dreamwalls Color Glass backpainted glass.  Headquartered in North Carolina with 2 additional locations nationwide, Gardner Glass provides high quality fabricated glass to contract glaziers, glass distributors, installers, OEM accounts, and the architecture/design community. We greatly admire any artist who undertakes the challenge to use glass in their work. We admit, it makes our hearts happy. 

 

 

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  1. […] Dream Walls – Glass As Art “…The hallway gallery was designed by Meyer Davis Studio and designers Will Meyer and Gray Davis basically transformed the 2nd floor hallway into a Brooklyn Art Gallery. It features 3 working Brooklyn-based artists, and most of the big press on the house focuses on Victor Fung’s graffiti art, “The Scream” on the far wall.” […]

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