one of petiteCurie’s best friends, Erica Weide, went to Tony’s this weekend. A new art platform/gallery space located on Sclater Street in the heart of the east-end gallery scene and prominent urban art quarters of Brick Lane and Hoxton, London UK. Right now they are showing the first UK solo exhibition by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek.
Olek is known for her use of crocheted yarn as a medium both indoors and on the street! She has created a major installation and sculptural environment: a distinctive Olek-esque living quarters filled with domestic objects of all kinds. These, along with the gallery walls and floor, have been entirely covered in crochet.
The exhibition is called “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”.
- It is really cool! You have to take your shoes off when stepping inside the exhibition rooms. Everything is covered in crochet, the walls, floor and ceiling. I loved all the colors and the whole idea of knitted street art. It really inspired me! says Erica Weide who studies fashion at Lewisham College in London.
The exhibition has been on since the 27th of January and will be continued until the 23rd of March.
Pictures by Erica Weide.