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Park People

Nathan Sawaya visual art

September 13, 2017 - September 30, 2017



Wells Fargo Center
333 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30!

This September, Arts Brookfield presents the popular PARK PEOPLE series, an exciting interactive sculptural installation, by globally recognized artist Nathan Sawaya at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles.  PARK PEOPLE features six captivating, monochromatic, human forms made exclusively from one of the world’s most recognizable toys, the LEGO® brick.

Inspired by the simple moments of just ‘taking a seat,’ this vibrant and whimsical installation explores the artistic potential of the human form. Onlookers and passersby are encouraged to sit next to the figures, all modeled after the artist’s own body, and tell them about their day, talk about the weather, or divulge their innermost secrets.

“At Arts Brookfield, we are always looking for ways to engage viewers in an approachable yet unique manner. The elaborate and well-crafted sculptures that Nathan is able to create using such a familiar, simple, and somewhat everyday object is ingenious,” says Erica Overskei, Program Manager Arts Brookfield. “His work is attractive to all ages on various levels – for the nostalgia, for the handiwork, for the whimsy, for the interactivity, and for the originality. It is a great fit for the Arts Brookfield program and we are so honored to be premiering PARK PEOPLE in Los Angeles.”

“Most of my artworks tour the globe in THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition in an indoor experience. One of my primary goals with this installation is to make art as accessible as possible, so the PARK PEOPLE collection is situated outdoors,” said Sawaya. “I hope Angelenos and visitors alike come check out PARK PEOPLE and sit for a bit.”

The PARK PEOPLE exhibition runs from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 29, at Wells Fargo Center. The parking entrance is located at 330 South Hope Street.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, tickets or advance reservations are not required.