Olek, a Polish born crochet artist, has her work on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. Her exhibition, titled “The End is Far” is open for viewing now through March 13, 2013. Olek’s exhibit shows a very unique take on life.
The exhibit includes live performers, layered crocheted pieces and skull sculptures. This is not your usual collection of granny square afghans. Olek takes crochet to a new dimension with layered collages, living models and 3D sculptures. If crochet can be cutting edge, this is it.
This is the second solo exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for Olek, “The End is Far” features a complete crochet room for an immersion experience. Live performances were featured in this room during the opening reception.
Her work touches on themes of feminine power and strength, freedom and justice. The artist had a very trying year in 2011 after her house arrest in London. Olek brings the emotions of her struggles to the public through her crochet. Catch the exhibit before it closes on March 13, 2013.
Lynda Altman loves needlecrafts and enjoys sharing her craft with others. You can see her work online at her Etsy shop, The Granny Squared. Lynda can be reached at the contact link above or on Twitter @fusgeyer.