Nathan Sawaya’s “Art Of The Brick” Legos Exhibit
New York City has a thing for Legos. From the outstanding Lego Store in Rockefeller Center, to the incredible models at the Toys R Us in Time Square – massive builds of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Yankee cap, etc, each numbering over a hundred-thousand individual peices. The City That Never Sleeps, bricks… just like the Knicks! (Sorry Knick fans.) Currently running at Discovery Center Time Square in New York City and the Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield, Ohio, before moving on to Belgium, New Jersey, Florida, Montana and Alaska, Nathan Sawaya‘s Art Of The Brick is an amazing experience. The exhibit opens with a short video about Sawaya and his inspiration to create works of art with Legos, then moves on to an area where he has re-imagined classic works.
The first of the re-imagingings are done in 3D, such as “The Scream” above, or “American Gothic” below.
We then transition to more traditional 2D re-imaginings…
Next, Sawaya takes on classic sculpture.
The last half of the exhibit features Sawaya’s original works, which are also quite impressive.
The exhibit is fun, interesting, and very well done. If you have the opportunity, be sure to check out The Art Of The Brick!