Olek "I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet" @ White Walls Project Space, SFJuxtapoz // Monday, 10 Feb 2014
Featured in our February 2014 issue, we love to see Olek back in San Francisco, with the installation "I Haven't A Single Explorer On My Planet" at the White Walls Project Space. As with much of Olek's work, there are political undertones and messages to be discovered...
I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet will take shape as a massive installation with a full sized boat at its center as an expression and symbol of freedom. The boat should be free out on the open waters. It should be free to turn with the wind and the current as it pleases. But instead OLEK’s crocheted boat will be placed within the gallery, stalled, much like the place our society is in until we move forward. Only when equality is total can it truly be called freedom. And like most things, freedom can be contagious. 2014 is the year of freedom and OLEK intends to share it.
Photos by the artist and Derek Macario