Iviva Olenick

Crafting Home

Crafting Home at The Brooklyn Cottage, March 2014

Crafting Home invitation designed by Yazmany Arboleda with artwork by Anne Mourier.

Featuring work by:

Cynthia AlbertoJenny BelinCourtney BucklandKarl Larson,

Katherine MatosAnne MourierMeghan Willis, and Seldon Yuan, and Iviva Olenick

Curator’s statement:

The home is a haven where we can explore who we are; experiment with boundaries between family, lovers and friends; experience intimacy for the first time; meditate and create. Through diverse media and techniques (knitting, weaving, live plants, paint, collage, poetry, embroidery, appliqué, drawing), the artists in Crafting Home address these concepts and more, transforming the Brooklyn Cottage’s ground floor apartment into a walk-in art installation. Sculptures that seem as though they’re part of the home decor will rest on kitchen countertops, couches and desks; hand-stitched textiles will adorn the bed and couch; house plants will impart poetry. Exhibited artwork will include works in progress, as well as finished pieces– emphasizing that, for several of the artists, home is a creative studio.

Works from top left clockwise: Courtney Anne Buckland, Cynthia Albeto, Katherine Matos, Karl Larson, Jenny Belin, Iviva Olenick, Meghan Willis, Anne Mourier, Seldon Yuan