Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Opening event on Friday August 4 at 7.30pm
The Life of Len with Roger Horrocks | Wednesday 4 October at 6pm
Exhibition open from Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

An exhibition inspired by a flash of light and a thunderclap.

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.

Opening event: www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz/events/move

With the support of the Len Lye Foundation, New Plymouth.

Date(s) - 05/08/2017 - 26/11/2017
All Day