Bricks and Stones

June 24, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Onyx Mural 5Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum

Sponsored by Pettitt Group Real Estate at Group One Sotheby’s International Realty

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IMAGE: Sean Kenney, Onyx, 2013, 45″ x 60″, ABS plastic LEGO bricks on polycarbonate substrate, Courtesy of the artist.


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