According2g’s Top 13 New York Art Exhibits of 2013

Posted by The G on December 6, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

These were my favorite exhibits that I saw in New York in 2013.

"The End is Far" by Olek

“The End is Far” by Olek

1. “The End is Far” by Olek at Jonathan Levine Gallery.

"Emblematic Truth" by Joseph Arthur

“Emblematic Truth” by Joseph Arthur

2. “Emblematic Truth” by Joseph Arthur.

Single Fare 3

Single Fare 3

3. “Single Fare 3” (art on Metro cards).

David Shrigley

David Shrigley

4. “Signs” by David Shrigley at Anton Kern.

"Destination Unknown" by Ari Lankin

“Destination Unknown” by Ari Lankin

5. “Destination Unknown” by Ari Lankin at RL Fine Arts.

"Kolors" by Kenny Scharf

“Kolors” by Kenny Scharf

6. “Kolors” by Kenny Scharf at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

"Gazing Ball" by Jeff Koons

“Gazing Ball” by Jeff Koons

7. “Gazing Ball” by Jeff Koons at David Zwirner.

 

James Turrell at the Guggenheim

James Turrell at the Guggenheim

8. James Turrell at the Guggenheim Museum.

"Recent Work" by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery.

“Recent Work” by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery.

9. “Recent Work” by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery.

"Luminous Words" by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz

“Luminous Words” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz

10. “Luminous Words” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz

"America" by Will Ryman at Paul Kasmin Gallery

“America” by Will Ryman at Paul Kasmin Gallery

11. “America” by Will Ryman at Paul Kasmin Gallery

"Poster Child" by Bruce Pavlow at Shoot The Lobster

“Poster Child” by Bruce Pavlow at Shoot The Lobster

12. “Poster Child” by Bruce Pavlow at Shoot The Lobster.

“Focus Paintings” by Holton Rower at The Hole NYC

“Focus Paintings” by Holton Rower at The Hole NYC

13. “Focus Paintings” by Holton Rower at The Hole NYC.

Bonus:

14. “I Who Have Arrived in Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama.

Bonus number 2:

"Empire Peaks" by Mike Leavitt

“Empire Peaks” by Mike Leavitt

Empire Peaks” by Mike Leavitt at Jonathan Levine Gallery.

Olek Stops by “The End Is Far” on Final Day

Posted by The G on March 24, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Olek.

Olek - The End is Far

Olek (far right in the back) at The End is Far

Several years ago, I was exposed to the art of Olek and it was love at first sight.  The “Goddess of Crochet” closed her exhibit “The End is Far” at Jonathan Levine Gallery on March 23, 2013 and she was in attendance for its final day.  If you missed seeing this exhibit, you missed a visual treat that really makes you wonder how she did it. It’s been so exciting to watch her career explode onto the the headlines of worldwide publications and in just a few short years, she’s had exhibits in Los Angeles, New York, England as well as being part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian in Washington DC.  She’s seamlessly crocheted the gallery and street art worlds together with renegade billboards and public installations across the globe.  I spoke with Olek and we talked about the many wins and successes she’s been so deservedly enjoying.  While she would not spill the beans on what she’s working on next, she told me that she is already in the planning stages and there is no doubt that whatever she comes up with will outdo her latest mind-blowing exhibit.  Stay tuned!

Olek - The End Is Far

Olek – The End Is Far

Must See Art: “The End is Far” by Olek at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on February 24, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Olek.

"The End is Far" by Olek

“The End is Far” by Olek

The Goddess of Crochet, Olek, has more than brought her A-game to her latest solo exhibit “The End is Far” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.  Part performance, part site specific installation and a whole lot of color and intricacy, you cannot miss seeing this exhibit.

A scene from The End is Far by Olek (with Martha Cooper taking a photo on the far right)

A scene from The End is Far by Olek (with Martha Cooper taking a photo on the far right)

As you walk into “The End is Far,” you find a scantily clad performer (but wearing a crocheted outfit) on a crocheted swing.  On the walls surrounding the performer, you see crocheted works of art that have subversive sayings or phrases.

Fuck, Lust, Love

Fuck, Lust, Love

And just when you thought the exhibit could not get any better, you turn the corner to discover an entire room crocheted by Olek!

 

Crocheted room by Olek!

Crocheted room by Olek!

The amount of detail and the amount of crocheted objects in this room is impossible to see from this picture, but I guarantee you, your mind will be blown!

Olek.  Art within art...

Olek. Art within art…

Do not miss this exhibit under any circumstances!

“The End is Far” by Olek is showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street #9E) in New York through March 23, 2013.

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