Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO®
November 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014
The holiday season brings the second annual celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® brand building blocks at the Columbus Museum of Art. Organized by CMA’s Center for Creativity, Think Outside the Brick will be on view November 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014. The exhibition features local, national, and international artists whose innovative works expand the possibilities of the beloved building block toy.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a large-scale sculpture by Sean Kenneytitled Bicycle Triumphs Traffic. "One morning as I was riding my bike from my home in Midtown Manhattan to my LEGO studio, I noticed that all the cars on the road were completely clogged in traffic... In both directions, as far as I could see, traffic was just slogging along, and as I quietly, smoothly zipped past everyone in the bike lane, I realized, "I love riding my bike, because it doesn't get stuck in traffic!" And I immediately had the vision for this sculpture: A life-size bicycle, towering over a clogged up crazy traffic jam built by kids,” said Kenney.
Other artists featured in the exhibition include Mike Doyle from New Jersey,Cole Blaq from Germany, Jason Freeney from Los Angeles., Tim Goddardfrom England, and Paul Janssen from Columbus. The exhibition will also feature LEGO animations by Annette Jung from Germany and Mark Weaverfrom New York.