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…

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  • David

    So what did she do in egg-land?