Len Lye: All Souls Carnival

Len Lye

kelly loney; kellyl@govettbrewster.com

from 09/2011

Tyler Cann

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Why not make art that really moves?’ With this simple, startling idea, Len Lye (1901-1980) discovered an aesthetic principle that would drive his work for the next 60 years.


Lye’s exploration of movement and sensation led him to create art that defied traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture, film and photography.


Recognised internationally for his vibrant experimental films and dynamic kinetic sculptures, Lye has since become known as one of New Zealand’s most innovative modern artists.


Including Trilogy and Universe in a dazzling, choreographed mix of sound, light and movement, this exhibition is the largest retrospective of Len Lye’s work ever presented at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, home to the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archives for more than 30 years.