Best of 2014: Olek in the February Issue

Vault // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It was nice to run into Olek this year in Miami during Art Basel celebrations. Kristin Farr interviewed her for our Feburary, 2014 issue, taking a break with her mid-crochet to talk about her work in Russia, art as a lifestyle, and public art...

Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Berlin

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery Visits Berlin, a group exhibition presented in association with Urban Nation as part of their ongoing series, Project M. Urban Nation will be the first museum worldwide to exclusively collect and exhibit contemporary graffiti and street art. In anticipation of the museum opening, the organization has invited internationally acclaimed artists and curators to be a part of Project M, an ongoing art initiative with the goal of promoting community and creative exchange. The three aspects of Project M include a group exhibition, a mural and ten paintings placed in the window panels of the institution.

Opening: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The People

Juxtapoz // 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.

Miss Van & Olek @ StolenSpace Gallery, London

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.

Video: KQED Arts Presents "In the Gallery with Olek"

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.

Olek "I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet" @ White Walls Project Space, SF

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... 

February 2014 On Sale Now: Mel Kadel, F. Scott Hess, Olek + More

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... 

Doggie Diner Heads Crocheted by Olek in San Francisco

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.

Olek crochet covers locomotive train in Poland

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!

Olek's crocheted Billboard in Oakland

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.  
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