Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Only the mighty Olek could create a breathtaking, back-breaking installation the size of a house and still look gorgeous and powerful during every second of the process. Always representing her work from head to toe, her art is truly an extension of her being, in both concept and aesthetics. We were lucky to catch up with her last year for our February 2014 issue, and have watched with awe since then as she travels the world, creating socially-conscious, spectacular visions of cultures woven together and inextricably linked, just like every stitch in her massive, color-saturated public artworks.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
Some people crochet hats, and give them to their grandkids for the holidays. Others, like Jo Hamilton, crochet portraits of both famous people and friends, and not in small hand sized format, but large, blanket sized format.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
This morning we are getting a kick out of the crochet art of Norway's Inger Carin, featuring an array of everyday objects crocheted. Guns, boxing gloves, television sets, cassette tapes, beer bottles, and credit cards all get a little handmade treatment.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 20, 2011
Polish-born, New York-based Olek is famed for her crochet work in both public and galleries. The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal, her new solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, features a site-specific installation with a new series of crochet sculptures and canvases.