Photos by G. Art by Nathan Sawaya.
The Scream by Edvard Munch by Nathan Sawaya
I’ve seen several exhibits by Lego brick artist Nathan Sawaya before (“Red” and “In Pieces“) and I’ve really loved them, but his most recent showing “The Art of the Brick” in Times Square takes the cake for awesomeness. Sawaya has used over 1.2 million legos in his sculptures and the exhibit will appeal to people of all ages.
Starry Night by Van Gogh by Nathan Sawaya
Aside from his mind-blowing sculptures, where nearly every one of them on display – and there are over 100 – will make you think “how did he do that?” possibly what I liked the best was the way the exhibit was laid out. As you walk in, you are in a museum like atmosphere where you see Sawaya’s renderings of some of the most iconic paintings and sculptures of all time.
The Sculpture Garden by Nathan Sawaya
As the sculptures are made of Legos, the exhibit will surely be a big hit with children, who may be too young to appreciate art. By seeing these works, Sawaya potentially exposes and inspires a new generation to explore the vast world of art, and for that alone you should definitely take the kids to see this exhibit.
The Vetruvian Man by DaVinci by Nathan Sawaya
After seeing Lego-versions of The Mona Lisa, Starry Night and so many other classics, you will see a bunch of Lego sculptures that will blow your mind. For example:
Easter Island Sculpture
Hug that pole!
I don’t want to spoil the exhibit for you by showing too many pictures, but as you can see from the photos that have been posted, you should not miss this exhibit!!!
The Art of the Brick
You can get tickets for this exhibit (with location info, museum hours, etc) at this link.
G interacting with Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Sculpture. Photo by Gail.
Photos of Dean West’s photos by G. Art by Dean West (photos) and Nathan Sawaya (Lego Sculptures).
In Pieces by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya
New York! Don’t even think about missing a really cool exhibit by photographer Dean West and Lego sculpture artist Nathan Sawaya entitled “In Pieces” at Avant Gallery in New York (located at 201 Mulberry Street).
Dean West/ Nathan Sawaya
It’s extremely hard to see in these photos so let me explain what is happening. In each of Dean West’s large scale photos, certain background objects are made out of Nathan Sawaya’s Lego sculptures.
Lego Flip Flops!
Seeing the sculptures with the photographs in the same space is an extremely cool experience and it makes you wonder how they did it.
The model in the above photo is wearing a Lego dress and the dress is on display at the exhibit and it will certainly take your mind on a trip.
The floating Legos you see in this photo are suspended by wires and it’s just one of of many extremely cool works of art that definitely need to be seen in person to comprehend their awesomeness!
“In Pieces” is only showing until March 17, 2013, so waste no time and head over to 201 Mulberry Street and check it out!
Photos by G (except where noted).
If you can see this, you’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 is here! I took a brief survey of some of According2g.com’s All-Stars in the fields of art, music and publishing to find out what their 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are. For those, like me that don’t make resolutions anymore, I asked them to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2013. Click on their name to be directed to their websites to learn more about these great minds. Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your dreams, goals and visions!
Art by Nathan Sawaya
“I resolve to rock the art world by creating art unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Also to eat less trans-fats.” – Nathan Sawaya, Artist.
St. Paul Peterson
“I am looking forward to creating new music for fDeluxe in 2013!” – St. Paul Peterson, Singer/Musician
wall by Skinner
“I’m looking forward to a year of health and new creativity, emotional understanding of myself and others. Doing more murals, ripping super hard and letting the universe be the complete exponential train-wreck that it is without taking on the negativity that comes with it! Also trying to get my cats to not pee on top of each others pee in the house.” – Skinner, Artist
Peter Davis (photo courtesy of Peter Davis)
“My resolution is to drink less coffee and finish a photo project that I am doing for The Coalition for the Homeless, my favorite charity. And also, when not editing my magazine SCENE, finish my book so my agent is happy.” – Peter Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Scene Magazine
Art by Free Humanity
“My New Year’s resolution that I have had for about a zillion years is to treat every day like New Year’s, every day like Christmas and every day and every moment as special as the next. With every breath, I remind myself of the infiniteness and momentariness of this moment that is always with me. Shit if i could only be that poetic all the time (laughs).” – Free Humanity, Artist.
Matt Gross (photo courtesy of Matt Gross)
“I’m looking forward to these albums in 2013:
Autre Ne Veut – “Anxiety”
Ulrich Schnauss – “A Long Way To Fall”
Indians – “Somewhere Else”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Title TBD (due in spring)
Sky Ferreira – Title TBD (due in spring)” – Matt Gross, Editor-in-Chief, A Heart Is A Spade
Eminem by Borbay
“I always end my year with a recap, and begin with goals… though the latter are usually kept to myself. In 2013, I’ll make an immediate splash with the Kick Ass Actors in Kick Ass Roles exhibition, and while it’s like telling a pitcher he has a no-hitter going in the 4th, I’d like to sell out. Beyond that, I want 2013 to be to 2012, what 2012 was to 2011, a major step in the right direction — new collectors, great press, creative progress… Beyond the easel, I want to be the best husband I can be for my wife Erin, a true friend to the good ones, and continue living an honest life of passion.” – Borbay, Artist.
Rob Shuter (Photo courtesy of Rob Shuter)
“Laugh out loud EVERY SINGLE day” – Rob Shuter, Entertainment Columnist
“To continue living a creative life, to concentrate on work and friendships, and to not let the greed, stupidity and vulgarity of our time have too much of an impact on the time I’ve been given.” – Isengart, Singer/Performance Artist
Paul Zepeda (photo courtesy of the artist)
“For 2013, I have resolved to go bigger and bolder in my work, which is my life. That includes exploring more of this beautiful planet we are on for inspiration, as well as creating new worlds on canvas and expanding their international reach. After an amazing year in 2012 of establishing myself in NYC (thanks in large part to a stellar group of friends and colleagues) and achieving dream after dream, I look forward to all that the new one has in store for me. Keep an eye on my progress here: http://www.Zepeda.us” – Paul Zepeda, Artist.
“I gotta think of a resolution first. Haha” – Phil Lumbang, Artist.
Stay tuned for 10 more resolutions and 2013 goals!
Photos by G. Art by Nathan Sawaya.
"Red" By Nathan Sawaya. Now showing at Agoura Gallery in NYC through December 14, 2010
New Yorkers! Before you depart the city to go on your holiday journeys, you must see “Red” by artist Nathan Sawaya at the Agoura Gallery. Earlier this year, Sawaya had the exhibit “Brick by Brick,” and it was really amazing. The trend continues with “Red.” Even though the pictures above and below are cool, you really have to see these works with your own eyes to appreciate just how incredible they are. The size of the works vary and each one will have you scratching your head wondering how he made them!
As my good fortune would have it, Nathan Sawaya was at the gallery when I visited and I got a chance to tell him how awesome I think his art is. He was very nice and we took a photo together. You can see that after the jump. Once again, do not miss “Red” by Nathan Sawaya at the Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street in New York.
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Photos by G.
Brick by Brick by Nathan Sawaya now showing at the Agora Gallery!
Whether or not you are a fan of Legos, you will be wowed by the Agora Gallery‘s latest exhibition – Brick By Brick: The Lego Brick Sculpture of Nathan Sawaya. The exhibit is located in Chelsea at 530 West 25th Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm now through April 13, 2010. You should not miss this one. In addition to being really cool, you can see all of this Lego glory for the bargain price of FREE! You can also read more about the exhibit here, and while pictures are worth 1000 words, seeing them in person is a whole new experience entirely. Speaking of pictures, see a few more after the jump.
Lego my Eggo!
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