Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder
05 Aug to 26 Nov
As a small boy growing up in Christchurch, Len Lye kicked a kerosene can around the backyard on a sunny day. The flash of light and clap of thunder that came from the empty can would provide inspiration for the rest of his life’s work. This revelatory moment—when surprise gave way to discovery—shaped an artistic career that took him to Samoa, London, New York and Mallorca. Bursting with irrepressible energy, Len Lye’s sculptures bang, crash, bounce, sway, rotate and swing.
The exhibition shows major sculptural works alongside Lye’s films, drawings and paintings.
Join one of our friendly guides for a free feature tour, running daily at 2pm from 12 August - 25 November. Meet at the front desk, there's no need to book.
With the support of the Len Lye Foundation, New Plymouth.
Image Credits: Len Lye Grass 1961–5. Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre
Len Lye Fountain III 1976. Stainless steel rods, motor. Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
|Date(s): 05 Aug to 26 Nov|
|Time: Open 7 days 10am-5pm, late night Wed until 9pm|
|Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu|
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|Event Categories: Cultural, Exhibitions|
22 August: High 12°
23 August: High 13°
24 August: High 16°
25 August: High 17°
26 August: High 17°