Opening: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The PeopleJuxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
As you may already know, or maybe you were there, but Juxtapoz celebrated a special 20th birthday exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this past week in NYC. We were excited to see old friends, new friends, artists, curators, editors, and anyone and everyone who has contributed or supported the magazine over the past two decades. We had two wild nights of openings and parties, and with the gracious support of the entire Jonathan LeVine Gallery staff, Converse, Liquitex, and all our friends, here is a look at the people who came out and celebrated.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
May 2014 at StolenSpace brings an exhibitions of works by revered female street artists, and longtime Juxtapoz stalwarts Miss Van and Olek. The exhibition will divide the gallery into two spaces: In Gallery 1, Miss Van will exhibit a new body of work titled 'Glamorous Darkness'. In Gallery 2, Olek will exhibit never-before-seen photographic works and installation, 'Let's not get caught, let's keep going'. Having previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, StolenSpace is proud to bring these artists together to produce their first two-person show.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Olek, who was featured in our February 2014 issue, was back in San Francisco recently for her installation at White Walls Project Space. Watch this video by KQED Arts as they go behind the scenes with her as she installs the new piece and discusses her artistic path, process and intentions.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 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...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Here we are, at another New Year, ready for 12 great months ahead. This particular year for Juxtapoz is a little different, as we are celebrating 20 years of independent publishing throughout 2014, and what better than kick off the calendar year with a cover by Mel Kadel and an issue appreciating the subtle details of contemporary art. From New Wave Handmade Art, classic pop surrealism, and DIY public art, February 2014 properly sends us into our 20th year...
Street Art // Saturday, September 07, 2013
If you have lived in the Bay Area for any significant amount of time, chances are you have seen these three bizarre dog heads loitering around in various locations. They always pop up where you least expect them to be! As if their presence was not strange enough already, crochet artist, Olek made a trip to San Francisco and added some serious colorm, transforming them into an impossible not to notice spectacle.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In just two days, Olek covered an entire locomotive and an additional two other train cars with her brightly colored, rainbow-camouflage crochets in Lodz, Poland. The covering will be up until August 19th. Check out some of the pictures!
Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It’s Possible that Olek might be the first to crochet an entire billboard after this one with the word “Boys” was put up in Oakland, California. The artist dedicated the Billboard to the Billboard Liberation Front who is known for their high profile advertising takeovers and if you’re in the Oakland it’s located at Peralta St. and 36th.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present The End Is Far, a series of new works, a site-specific installation and live performance by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek, in what will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery. Known for her bold work and vivacious persona, Olek’s ever-expanding interventions involve covering a multitude of people and objects in camouflage-patterned crochet including: bicycles, cars, shopping carts, construction vehicles and prominent public art sculptures such as Wall Street’s Charging Bull; Alamo (Astor Place cube) and Gato de Botero in Barcelona.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Polish-born New York-based crochet artist, Olek, recently completed this multi-paneled piece using the words “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” a quote once written in a famous letter by the prominent leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King. She made this particular piece in response to her legal troubles in London, where an unfortunate encounter with a drunken man had landed her in jail.