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Drawn inspiration from her experiences

February 22, 2012
“I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”, the first UK solo exhibition by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek. Renowned for her use of crocheted yarn as a medium both indoors and on the street, the artist has created a major installation and sculptural environment: a distinctive Olek-esque living quarters filled with domestic objects of all kinds.

For more than six months the crochet fanatic, who is professionally known as Olek, painstakingly wove excerpts from text messages, emails and letters sent by former lovers into the stitched domestic scene.She has also been listed in “The 25 most important artists of 2011”.

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Performers dressed in crocheted suits

New York-based artist Olek holding crocheted gun
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Gallery walls and floor entirely covered in crochet

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Text messages, emails and letters into the stitched domestic scene

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Crocheted London black cab
Crocheted London black cab displayed outside Tony’s gallery last november

From → art, arts, crocheted, stitched

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