Tonight’s Farewell to Olek’s Exhibit at Christopher Henry Gallery

Posted on: May 27th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

It was a successful run, but Olek is now packing up her crocheted living room after an eight-month residency at the Christopher Henry Gallery on Elizabeth Street.  So tonight is actually your last chance to see the “Knitting is for Pus****” exhibit in the flesh.  To celebrate the end of the road, as it were, the gallery is throwing a farewell party that will bask in the glow of black lights.  It starts at 6 pm at 127 Elizabeth Street.

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Now it’s onward and upward for the ever-rising yarn bomber. Next month (June 19-21), Olek will release crocheted-clad performers into the wilds of New York City to interact with street denizens.  Entitled “Crocheted Grapefruit”, the engaging art project is inspired by one of Yoko Ono’s “Instructions” in Grapefruit.  In this case, it’s the Painting to Shake Hands.

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In even bigger news, Olek’s “Knitting is for Pus****” will be part of the 40 Under 40 traveling gallery show, which opens at the Smithsonian Museum in 2012.

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