New Olek Exhibit at NY Studio Gallery

Posted on: February 23rd, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Capitalizing on the momentum from recent press placements and an extension of her work at the Christopher Henry Gallery, crochet artist extraordinaire Olek has another local exhibit on display.  The LZ Space Project at the NY Studio Gallery is hosting the month-long “Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle I” (got all that?), a collaborative effort between the Polish-born artist and sculptor Devan Harlan.

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Below is the textbook description:

Olek’s prolific series of street art bicycles wrapped in hand crocheted skins provides the template for a entirely new hybrid work. Rather than using fabric the two artists wrap the bicycle in light. Devan’s advanced practice utilizing real-time 3D and projection mapping to cover surfaces in luminous pattern is merged with the raw physicality of hand made camouflage covering.

The show at 154 Stanton no doubt explains the colorful new yarn bike that’s taken up residence just across the street.  This latest bicycle is more flamboyant and outgoing than some of her previous work, but still pales when compared to the yarn car or Wall Street Bull sweater.

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“Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle I” opened to the public last Friday and will run through March 12. Meanwhile, Olek’s other exhibit, “Knitting is for Pus****,” has been extended through the summertime due to popular demand.

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