Identity Communicated Through Color in Two Exhibitions at Pioneer Works

John Lucas, Claudia Rankine and Matthew Morrocco address blonde hair and queer identity respectively, through photography and sound

Modern technology has created a system of surveillance due to most everybody being armed with a camera. The constant occurrence (some might say assault) of having one’s image taken and spread across social media has further exalted certain markers of appearance, while deeming those with attributes that do not align as “other.” Blonde hair and queer identity have been hyper-scrutinized in the modern political climate—one …

Hands-On With Google Tilt Brush At Pioneer Works

Testing the VR art tool at Dustin Yellin's annual Village Fête

One doesn’t need to be a painter (or even have that much hand-eye coordination) to enjoy the wonders of Google’s new Tilt Brush virtual reality app. Working in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR set (powered by the Steam VR platform), Tilt Brush allows users to paint with color, light and more in three dimensions. In many ways, the experience is more like sculpting than …

Baz Luhrmann + Dustin Yellin Create Ruinart Champagne-Inspired Works

How a journal from 1831 influenced two acclaimed artists

Among champagne experts, Ruinart is known as the Parisian’s drink of choice. The reason for this extends beyond their extensive history and iconic underground caves and pertains more to thoughtful effervescence and reliable, luxuriant flavor profiles. It’s one portion of their history, however, that stood as inspiration for two pieces of work (commissioned by Ruinart) that were revealed last night at the private studio of …