On View: Nathan Sawaya and Dean West’s “In Pieces”

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

For their current show at Openhouse Gallery (presented by Avant Gallery) in New York, “In Pieces,” sculptor Nathan Sawaya and photographer Dean West traveled to locales in California, Utah, Canada, New York and Nevada, photographing scenes of daily life in preparation for their collaborative series of photographs and corresponding LEGO sculptures. Playing with the idea of realism, Sawaya’s sculptures — which appear like pixelated versions of the objects they represent — sneak into highly-stylzed scenes. For the exhibition, the LEGO sculptures and photographs are displayed together as uncanny reflections of reality. Take a look at some of the photos and sculptures, images courtesy of Avant Gallery, and watch a behind-the-scenes video directed by Adam Beck below. “In Pieces” is on display daily at Openhouse Gallery through March 17.