Archive for January, 2011

PDL vs SBC – Lego Spaceship Building Contest

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

On Friday, January 28th the members of SBC (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) go head to head with PDL (Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren) for the ultimate sculptural face-off.

At high noon, each of the six artists (if you can call them that) will be handed a box of Legos and relegated to a corner of the gallery. For the next four hours they will construct the coolest, fastest, most kick-ass Lego Spaceships t…hey can imagine, and place them on six unmarked pedestals. At 6:00 pm, the viewing public will be invited to judge these vehicles and vote for their favorite ship, using old poker chips. At 10:00 pm, SBC will gather their collective chips and PDL will gather theirs, and the group with the most chips will WIN the competition.

Set against the backdrop of Jesse Higman’s exhibition, the gallery will be the perfect outer space backdrop for spaceship Lego’s.

January 28th also marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic explosion of the spaceship Challenger, an event that shocked the world. To mark the anniversary of this tragic accident, we will be constructing six new spaceships (which won’t do much, but the symbolism is nice).

Stay tuned for more!