“Knitting is for Pus****” by Olek

Posted by The G on September 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 5 Comments to Read

Photos by G. Art by Olek.

Knitting is for Pus**** by Olek at the Christopher Henry Gallery. Now through October 17, 2010.

When you thought you’d seen it all, you are not telling the truth until you stop by the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York to check out the “Knitting is for Pus****” exhibit by Polish artist Olek.  As if it’s not impressive enough that a miniature studio apartment was built inside the gallery on the ground floor, Olek crocheted every item inside it!  It has everything from a bathtub to a bed and all the “art” on the walls of the miniature apartment are comprised of actual text messages that Olek has received.

You might have seen Olek’s work on the streets of New York as she parked some crocheted bikes around the city during the summer (see top picture in that link).  As my good fortune would have it, Olek was at the gallery when I stopped by and she advised that residents of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas will be seeing bikes parked around their respective cities in the very near future, so be on the lookout for those!  I’d also like to thank Jason at the Christopher Henry Gallery for taking pictures of Olek and myself that are so awesome, they deserve a separate post.  You won’t want to miss those, so stay tuned.  Speaking of things not to be missed, do not miss this exhibit!  It runs until October 17, 2010 and the Christopher Henry Gallery is located at 127 Elizabeth Street in New York.

Olek in front of her crocheted car. Parked at 127 Elizabeth Street.

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