NYC artist Jennifer Delilah, whose work we first encounteredat the Annual Invitational group show at Jonathan LeVine gallery here, isfilled with curious inclusions of hybrid creatures, often composed of half birdand half human figures interacting with one another in unexpected ways. Thesestrange creatures are often placed within highly detailed, hive- like settings,or within paired down scenarios, focusing the viewer on the tantalizing actionsof the figures. Often featuring sublime inclusions such as bondage, the imageryis balanced by the opulence of the historically grand settings. View more ofthe work after the jump.
Upon turning down 20th street towards Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we encountered an on site Olek installation: a lone shopping cart, attached with a thick chain to a street signed, was completely covered in neon crochet. Inside, a motionless person also completely bound in colorful yarn, huddled within, folded into a neat origami of limbs and silence. Passersby on their way to the train stopped and photographed the performance as gallery goers were filled with an exciting anticipation; Olek had arrived with her crocheted cosmos of objects, including a full living room. Adjoined to this was the Annual Summer Invitational, featuring works from Eric Fortune, Edwin Ushiro and Melissa Haslam. View more images of this incredible installation along with opening night photos afterthe jump.