Opening along side Parra at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Polish-born and New York-based Olek. With a fresh exhibition entitled The End is Far, the artist made her second appearance with the gallery and a return to New York City after touring around the world visiting such places as Brazil, Poland, Washington DC and London. This time, Olek took over the main space with one of her signature crochet/knit installations: a dining room covered wall to wall, including the china, overflowing fruit bowls, wine bottles and goblets. Utilizing this hand constructed art form as her medium, she examines themes of freedom, justice, feminine power and strength. And of course, no Olek show is complete without her mysterious and sexy performers adorned in knit costumes. Check out an in depth look at the opening action below. Discuss Olek here.
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