The last time we saw Agata Olek she’d set up a bike on Jay Street during Armory Week’s inaugural Art Brooklyn fair (it’s still there, btw). But this weekend we finally made it to her incredible installation at Christopher Henry Gallery on the Lower East Side, where she’s basically created a tiny apartment in which nearly every object and surface is draped in crochet patterns and words. You should go (it’s on view through May, if not later), but in the meantime here are some photos.
- Alongside the room-sized installation there’s a bunch of reclaimed street sculpture. We saw this little fella on the streets of Dumbo last year. Looking a little worse for wear.
- In the stairwell up to the installation, a crocheted DVD player hooked up to a crocheted TV plays Olek’s awesome Wall Street Bull sweater stunt.
- Hanging from the roof of the gallery, an Olek crocheted remix (“recrochet”?) of a classic Banksy stencil.
(Thanks, Suz, for the knitting-crochet distinction.)