Olek Returns Tomorrow Night with “Synthetic Nature” at Krause Gallery

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 at 10:27 am by

At first it seems rather preposterous – an Olek show without the token camouflage yarn? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Well, apparently not. Her upcoming collaborative exhibit at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street is definitely intriguing. Say goodbye to yarn, and hello to balloons.

“Synthetic Nature” is a team effort that pairs prolific art-star Agata Olek with the Atlanta-based David Peterson, and focuses on the “ephemeral nature of beautiful moments we have in our lives.” Two words – crocheted balloons. We received the following note from the artist:

The material I use for this show, latex balloons, emphasizes the ephemeral nature of beautiful moments we have in our lives. Come and celebrate with me, this special evening that I hope to be a mixture of sun, fun, crazy elaborate costumes, balloon animals and whatever you bring with you….. starting with a big smile on your face! “Dress” to the occasion.

“Synthetic Nature” debuts at 149 Orchard Street tomorrow night and will run through April 15. Olek is out on bail and will be there…

Recent Stories

47clinton-sold
Icon Realty Snaps Up 47 Clinton Street for $5M

Two weeks ago, Icon Realty Management made headlines after selling its massive holding at 50-62 Clinton Street for a record-setting $28 million. The transaction now paves the way for a new seven-story residential development. Yet while the real estate investment firm was busy closing the deal, it quietly made a purchase just across the pavement. […]

Photo: Boing Boing
First Two Volumes of Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ Now for Sale as Box Set

For the music heads out there who don’t already know, you absolutely must check out Ed Piskor’s fantastic “Hip Hop Family Tree” comic series. The weekly cartoons – exclusively published on Boing Boing – illustrate the birth of the art form in an easily consumable manner. If you haven’t been following, no biggie. There is […]

gaia-east-houston
Gaia Italian Cafe is Taking a Week-Long Break Starting Next Thursday

Fair warning that Gaia Italian Cafe is taking a brief recess on September 25. Eponymous owner Gaia Bagnasacco took to the company Facebook page to note that the beloved three-year-old restaurant will reopen a week later on October 2, and to thank patrons for the support. Gaia is certainly a neighborhood treasure, and fiercely protected […]

bowery-delancey-intersection-1
The DOT Not Seeing the Light with Traffic Signals at Bowery and Delancey

The city spent loads of taxpayer dollars the last few years trying to remedy the traffic situation at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey/Kenmare. Road crews keep digging up pavement, repainting the lanes, and beautifying the medians. To no avail. The bigger issue continually shrugged aside is fixing the sequence timing of the signals here. […]

preserve24-eviction
Serge Hoyda Successful in Evicting Preserve 24; Per Se Vet Dropped from Lawsuit

Last Friday, epic failure Preserve 24 (aka Aegis Holding Houston LLC) was officially evicted from 177 East Houston by court order. It has been closed and dormant since late June, and will not reopen under new management as one sign proclaims. The papers served by landlord Serge Hoyda are now taped to the front door. […]

  • David

    So what did she do in egg-land?