Building a Mystery
The gray sculpture placed in the Chelsea gallery space is almost as tall as Nathan Sawaya. The artist considers the figure of the man, which includes a stiff, plastic version of his own tousled hair. Unlike Sawaya, however, it looks grave and depressing. It’s also made almost entirely out of Lego bricks. Faceless and zombie-like, the statue sports a suit and tie. Most surprising is the fact that a separate, red figure emerges from the gray sculpture’s belly, seeming to gasp for air.