Todd Merrill Studio showcased renowned artist, Olek’s work at Collective Design last month. Olek, a New York-based artist celebrated for her boldly colorful, large-scale crocheted site specific installations. Four different “Swivel Thrones,” originally exhibited as part of Olek’s table at the 2015 Brooklyn Artists Ball, were on view at Collective Design. The armchairs were specially designed for the artist to use as a canvas; Olek, in turn, hand-crocheted a motif incorporating gold and silver threads, as well as an overlay of text, inspired by her recent trip to India.
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“Life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work, and my work dictates the films I select. I crochet everything that enters my space… There is the unraveling, the ephemeral part of my work that never lets me forget about the limited life of the art object and art concept
About Her Work
Olek says her work has always sought to bring color and life, energy, and surprise to the living space. Her goal is to produce new work and share it with the public.
Images courtesy Olek and Todd Merrill Studios