Friday, March 22, 2013
Olek and Parra at Jonathan Levine Gallery
I have a lot of catching up to do, my computer's hard drive decided to die two weeks ago and it took a week to get it repaired and then another week to get all my software and files back up. But everything is alright now and I will resume the regular scheduled program. Let's start with this amazing show I saw yesterday. Olek is wonderful crochet artists, her work steps away from the granny chic we are all use to and goes in a hole other direction. Its fun and feels like a Fruits photo spread. "Olek (born 5 April 1978,full name Agata Oleksiak, and known professionally as Crocheted Olek) is a Polish-born artist living in the US. Her works include sculptures, installations such as crocheted bicycles, inflatables, and fiber art. Her best known piece is a false apartment in which the contents, including the residents, were covered in crocheting. It was featured in various international media outlets. The work generally includes members of the public or the media, crocheted directly into the suit without traditional fasteners." Next up is Dutch artist Parra, amazing amazing painter and sculptor. He using vibrant colors in his post-Pop imagery making the work feel like its coming alive. Both are the Jonathan Levine Gallery,529 W 20th St #9 New York, NY 10011 (212) 243-3822 Show ends tomorrow.