Skeletons in the Attic
The series features works based on CAT scans and MRI depicting the skeletal, central nervous, and circulatory systems.
Laurel Petriello -- Interior Design, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
For centuries, artists have exalted the human form, glorified its angles and curves, and even scrutinized its many exterior shortcomings. In an exhibition titled “Dust in the Brain Attic,” artist Dustin Yellin re-examines the body as art and presents it in a new context: an internal perspective. Yellin exploits the conventions of science as art by showcasing works based on CAT scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicting the human skeletal, central nervous, and circulatory systems. He also illustrates various internal organs and bones as compared to renderings of the makeup of a tortoise and an orangutan.
Alongside “Dust Brain in the Attic,” the exhibition features an additional selection of Yellin’s work titled, “Space Garden.” The series showcases large-scale psychedelic forms of nature including fish, flowers, plants, and human portraits.
The exhibition will be on display from April 23 through May 22 at Robert Miller Gallery in New York.