An Encounter with Artist Olek

Posted by The G on September 16, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo by Jason L.

Olek and G

Eat your heart out David LaChappelle!  I went to check out the must-see exhibit “Knitting is for Pus****” by Olek and to my great fortune, she was at the Christopher Henry Gallery (127 Elizabeth Street in New York) when I arrived.   We chatted about many things including Facebook, Los Angeles, and of course, I had the opportunity to tell her how incredible her work is!  The exhibit, which runs through October 17, 2010 has a miniature studio apartment on the ground floor of the gallery and every item inside is crocheted by Olek.  It’s so cool that you really have to see it to believe it!  When I asked to take a photo with her, she not only happily obliged, but I got to literally jump into her world and join her in the bathtub!  WOW!  As you can see from the above picture, we kept it G-rated.  Thanks to Jason L. for the wonderful photo and thanks to Olek for not only creating such great art, but for this picture that will entertain the masses for generations to come!

“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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