Installation of *Psychogeography* figures
Installation of Psychogeography figures
*Gravity's Slingshot*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Gravity’s Slingshot, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*Gravity's Slingshot* (detail), 2021
Gravity’s Slingshot (detail), 2021
Installation of *Psychogeography* figures
*Gravity's Slingshot*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*Gravity's Slingshot* (detail), 2021
*Navel of the World* (detail), 2021
*Navel of the World*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 16 inches
Navel of the World (detail), 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125" x 27.25" x 16"
*Ring of Fire*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
*Ring of Fire* (detail), 2021
*Cœur*, 2021 (detail)
*Cœur* (detail), 2021
*Cœur*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
*The Theia Hypothesis* (detail), 2020
*The Theia Hypothesis*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*The Theia Hypothesis* (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
*Clear Cut II*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.25 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
*Clear Cut II* (detail), 2020
*Flume* (detail), 2019
*Flume* (detail), 2019
*Flume*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
*Built to Spill*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.5 inches
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
*Clear Cut* (detail), 2019
*Clear Cut*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.625 inches
*Psychogeographies* installation view, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York

Both borrowing, and breaking from the Situationist International—an artist and activist collaborative who termed their method of mapping how desire affects the urban experience “pyschogeography”—Yellin’s eponymous series of montages also collapse mental projection through cartography. Here, an exploded catalog of icons, thirsts, dreams, and even nightmares congeal as physical, humanoid, shapes. Instead of the quotidian streets and pathways of everyday life, each work structures a network of picture puzzle allegories that link our minds and bodies to the world metonymically, and back again.

Following various associative, and psychedelic logics, Yellin’s totems also allude to the “Terracotta Army”, a vast array of life-size clay funerary figures entombed within the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. While these ancient figures were meant to serve their leader in the afterlife, the Psychogeographies invite viewers to engage with the legions of their own consciousness, and its embodied emotions as well as that of our shared collective society and its infrastructures–on this subject, Yellin often teases that paper itself might soon disappear, and as such, these works might become artificial fossiles trapping the material much like a prehistoric fly in amber.

*Navel of the World* (detail), 2021
Navel of the World (detail), 2021
*Navel of the World*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 16 inches
Navel of the World, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 16 inches
Navel of the World (detail), 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125" x 27.25" x 16"
Navel of the World (detail), 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125" x 27.25" x 16"
*Ring of Fire*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
Ring of Fire, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71.125 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
*Ring of Fire* (detail), 2021
Ring of Fire (detail), 2021
*Cœur*, 2021 (detail)
Cœur, 2021 (detail)
*Cœur* (detail), 2021
Cœur (detail), 2021
*Cœur*, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
Cœur, 2021
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27.25 x 15.75 inches
*The Theia Hypothesis* (detail), 2020
The Theia Hypothesis (detail), 2020
*The Theia Hypothesis*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
The Theia Hypothesis, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*The Theia Hypothesis* (detail), 2020
The Theia Hypothesis (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
Nerve Net (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
Nerve Net (detail), 2020
*Nerve Net*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
Nerve Net, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
*Nerve Net* (detail), 2020
Nerve Net (detail), 2020
*Clear Cut II*, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.25 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
Clear Cut II, 2020
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.25 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Private Collection
*Clear Cut II* (detail), 2020
Clear Cut II (detail), 2020
*Flume* (detail), 2019
Flume (detail), 2019
*Flume* (detail), 2019
Flume (detail), 2019
*Flume*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
Flume, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
70.75 x 27.125 x 15.625 inches
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
Built to Spill (detail), 2019
*Built to Spill*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.5 inches
Built to Spill, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.5 inches
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
Built to Spill (detail), 2019
*Built to Spill* (detail), 2019
Built to Spill (detail), 2019
*Clear Cut* (detail), 2019
Clear Cut (detail), 2019
*Clear Cut*, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.625 inches
Clear Cut, 2019
Glass, Collage, Acrylic
71 x 27 x 15.625 inches
*Psychogeographies* installation view, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York
Psychogeographies installation view, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York