SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO® brick. The exhibition made its Southern California debut on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Fleet Science Center in San Diego.
The Art of the Brick, created by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, is the world's largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art. The collection features over 100 works of art, including original pieces and re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces, like Van Gogh's Starry Night, made exclusively from LEGO bricks. The exhibition also features a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick-infused photography produced with award-winning photographer Dean West.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the fan favorite, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. Visitors will also be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull.
"The Art of the Brick takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn't expect and shows you things you have never seen before," said artist Nathan Sawaya. "The goal with this collection of art is to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity."
The Art of the Brick is at the Fleet Science Center from September 30, 2016, through January 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, visit the Fleet website: http://www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/art-brick
Images of select pieces from The Art of the Brick are available here: http://www.rhfleet.org/press-room/images/exhibitions
ABOUT NATHAN SAWAYA and THE ART OF THE BRICK
Former NYC corporate lawyer turned contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO brick into the art world as a medium. The Art of the Brick® has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the world. For more information visit www.brickartist.com.
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SOURCE The Fleet Science Center