ART inspired by Lego features in a new exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
Brick by Brick, a touring exhibition from the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, brings together the work of 18 artists, designers and photographers who create thought-provoking and often humorous pieces out of the popular children’s construction toy.
The exhibition includes works by Toronto-based Ekow Nimako, who works exclusively with black Lego bricks to create sculptures exploring mythology, afrofuturism and West African proverbs.
The Little Artists, a collaboration between John Cake and Darren Neave, replicate famous art works in lego, including pieces by Damian Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, and Jack and Dinos Chapman, while Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini creates miniature architectural interiors which, through innovative photography and lighting techniques, appear life-sized to the viewer’s eye.
Belfast-based David Turner explores a childhood growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles with his Lego firearms installation, which consists of 19 replica guns, and Eat My Bricks, a collaboration between German artists Michael Feindura and Soren Grochau, uses Lego minifigures to create large, humorous photographs, often with a social or political message.
The exhibition also includes four new works by internationally-renowned artist Michael Brennand-Wood, who uses a range of colours, shapes and sizes of Lego bricks to make abstract montages.
Visitors to the exhibition can also take part in a range of activities, including a Lego graffiti wall, build tables and a selection of Lego related games and competitions, while the Rugby Visitor Centre shop has a host of Lego merchandise on sale.
Rugby Borough Council’s leisure and wellbeing spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “Lego has inspired imaginations for more than 70 years and remains as popular as ever, fuelling creative minds of all ages.
“With Christmas on its way, it’s the perfect time to welcome Brick by Brick to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, celebrating Lego’s enduring appeal and the amazing work of artists from around the world.”
Brick by Brick runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from Saturday November 27 to Saturday January 22. The venue will be open on Sundays from November 28 to December 19, with evening opening on Thursday December 9.
Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information about Brick by Brick and the supporting programme of events and activities.
The Lego Group of companies does not sponsor, authorise, endorse or otherwise support this exhibition or related events. The Lego Group does not accept responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to this exhibition or related events.