LEGO Brick artist extraordinaire, Nathan Sawaya made this life size statue of late night talk show host Conan O’Brien for an unnamed commission. I think it is pretty awesome!
One of my favorite contemporary artists, sculptor Nathan Sawaya, will be opening a new exhibit of his unique and mind-bending LEGO Brick creations at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea later this month. I wrote a blog post back in April of this year about one of Nathan’s previous exhibits, and I certainly plan on checking out this new collection, which is called RED. According to gallery representatives, “RED, represents a new shift in the career of the internationally famous Sawaya, presenting his most recent works which enter fresh and original territory for both himself and the medium.” Personally, I can’t wait to see it!
“Strength Of Spirit” By Nathan Sawaya
You can read a fascinating interview with Nathan – and see amazing pictures of some of the pieces you’ll find in the RED Exhibit – at This Link.
RED by Nathan Sawaya opens on November 23 and runs through December 14, 2010 at the Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm.
As I said in a status update posted to my FaceBook page earlier today, a Good Friday is any Friday that I don’t have to go in to the office! Good Friday! Today I celebrated Jesus dieing for my sins by going with Geoffrey to see some rad LEGO art on exhibit over at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea. As the title would suggest, Brick by Brick: the LEGO Brick sculpture of Nathan Sawaya features over a dozen amazing sculptures created from tiny LEGO bricks, and marks the first solo exhibition comprised entirely of LEGO bricks in New York.
While Sawaya’s work is provocative and often quite dark – particularly a couple of sculptures depicting human figures kneeling over disintegrated or missing limbs – today the Agora Gallery was packed with families toting young children. I think that the nature of the medium used for these brightly colored, monochromatic works prevents them from being anything that kids shouldn’t see. You can view pictures of most of the exhibited works at this link, though the pictures fail to do them justice, as they are quite stunning. Admission is free, but only ten people are allowed into gallery at one time. So you may have to wait a few minutes before they let you in, but trust me; it’s worth it.
The Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street (East of 11th Avenue) and the exhibit runs Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm through April 13th.
The Artist Poses with His LEGO Sculpture, “Gray”