Art of the Brick
Reception: Saturday, February 20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm February 20 - May 8, 2016
Art of the Brick
Nathan Sawaya


The Sioux City Art Center will host The Art of the Brick®, an exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures constructed out of iconic LEGO® bricks. Artist Nathan Sawaya creates awe-inspiring works out of this unlikely material, painstakingly crafting beautiful, playful pieces, and transforming the popular toy into something new. Since Sawaya’s first exhibition in 2007, The Art of the Brick has become a worldwide sensation, with exhibitions in cities including Melbourne, Australia, Shanghai, China, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel Aviv, Israel, Paris, France, and in cities across the country.

In addition to Sawaya’s sculptures, the Art Center will exhibit In Pieces, a collaboration between Sawaya and photographer Dean West, who has created a series of large-scale tableau compositions incorporating Sawaya’s LEGO sculptures into West’s photographs. 

This exhibition is made possible by these Blockbuster III Partners:
Principal Sponsor Gilchrist Foundation  Founding Sponsor Avery Brothers Sign & Co • KTIV-TV Channel 4 • Powell Broadcasting • Sioux City Journal • Jim & Charese Yanney  Patron Sponsor Persinger Family Foundation  Champion Sponsor Security National Bank  Benefactor Sponsor Klinger Companies, Inc.  Investor Sponsor Anonymous • Regina Roth  Supporting Sponsor Richard C. Brown, Jr. MD & Aaron H. Beutler • Gerkin Windows & Doors • Tigger & Irving Jensen Trust • MidAmerican Energy Company • Tegra Corporation • Thompson Electric Company • Wells Fargo Bank  Contributing Sponsor Dennis Mahr

Nathan Sawaya, Yellow, undated, plastic bricks, 28 x 35 x 19 inches
courtesy the artist
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