SHOW: Wide Open 6, BWAC, Red Hook, Brooklyn, May 9 – June 14, 2015 weekends 1-6pm
RECEPTION: Wide Open 6, Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1-6pm
PRESS: Loose Ends: Creating Art Brick by Brick
Blurring the lines through iconoclasm, interpretation and transformation. Deconstructing images to their essence, transforming them into hyper-realistic and captivating artworks in two and three dimensions using sculptural and textual elements made from Lego bricks. The use of these small plastic bricks that everyone has lying around their homes immediately registers with viewers of my art. Yet these artworks, in particular the portraits, either of well known icons or others, raises the question immediately between the plasticity of these bricks that can be taken apart and rebuilt and the way we create and model icons in society.
A note on Lego as a medium
Lego in all its various forms is at the same time limiting as well as limitless in it’s possibilities. The color palette is limited yet consistent and the basic “pixel” size is also fixed. Yet at the same time, it is a hard, durable, tactile and lightweight material, it can be reused, replaced and altered at will, and provides a myriad of different possibilities due to the different available shaped bricks, tiles and plates, with the exciting opportunity to create 3-dimensional and textural aspects to the art.