Lego is out of the toy box and into the art gallery. New York-based contemporary artist and sculptor Nathan Sawaya is debuting a new collection of artwork titled In Pieces, a multimedia collaboration with award-winning Australian photographer Dean West.
In Pieces features a series of large-scale tableau compositions based on ideas about nature, culture, society, and, more specifically, identity. Sawaya is best known for his preeminent and iconic work out of Lego, while Australian photographer West specializes in hyperrealism imagery. The two artists spent years traveling and working together to blend their crafts resulting in the In Pieces collection of two-dimensional images that are exhibited with corresponding and complimentary three-dimensional Lego sculptures.
In Pieces, presented by Avant Gallery, launched in New York City on February 28 at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo. The exhibition will be open daily to the public (from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.) through March 17. For more information, visit www.InPiecesCollection.com.