Sunday, July 6, 2014

www.IvivaOlenick.com

I've been slowly making organizational and content changes to my web site, www.IvivaOlenick.com. I'm particularly excited about a new series of small, soft sculptures, "Native/Immigrant City." You can check them out here.


  
This tree was planted in front of my apartment as part of the NYC Million Trees project. "Brooklyn Full of Leaves, Treehouses." 2014. Sculpture with fabric, paint, stiffener, embroidery. 


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Brooklyn Family and how has it been so long?

Dearest blog readers,

It feels like I've been on staycay, as it's been so long since we've talked. Balancing multiple trajectories (teaching, making art, research, planning, curating, Bushwick Open Studio visits, gallery meetings, art openings, design projects) + the Brooklyn Half Marathon have left me aflutter.

But I'm back.

Here is a rendering of my Brooklyn "family" in 3D - my pregnant alter-ego, my imaginary dog sharing the story of the night we met, and Bedekah, the imaginary friend of my neighbor's daughter and of little girls all over Brooklyn.


























If you've really, really missed me, you can find me this Sunday aka tomorrow, 6/8 at TAC's 5th birthday celebration at the Small Works invitational show on the second floor. I am showing two of my 3D figures. Plus, there will be collaborative art making/weaving, and preparation of a new sewing seeds garden.
505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BKlyn/BKram - upcoming Bay Ridge 5th Annual SAW (Storefront Artist Walk)

Saturday, May 17th will be a day of sweating: the Brooklyn Half Marathon will kick off the day, after which I will be at Bikram Yoga Brooklyn Bay Ridge, greeting visitors to the 5th Annual Bay Ridge SAW. Yes, my artwork will be in the window of the bikram yoga studio, which is hot and humid, in case you're wondering. Join me at 2pm Saturday, 5/17 at 8302 5th Avenue near 83rd Street. Even better, come to the artist reception Saturday afternoon from 3-5pm at the Owl's Head Bar - 479 74th Street
BKlyn/BKram. 2014. 3.75" x 6". Embroidery on cut, 
beet-dyed fabric with interfacing. "26 poses, scripted, 
repeated, hot, in a City full of posturing where 
nothing is scripted."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sweet tooth

My  baby nieces are turning 1, and having a cupcake party. Makes me think of all the sweet words we use to describe the people we love...


Friday, April 18, 2014

Latest tiny gun pillow













Latest "tiny gun pillow" based on Montana Ray's poem, "(back to the future)." Thanks, Montana! 

The salmon color is from beet dye. After boiling beets, I used the remaining water to dye my fabrics. The variegated thread was store purchased. Some of the thread's color is very close to the fabric color. I like the "come and go" look of the text, and the concealing and revealing the poem.