Olek and Miss Van: Street Art’s Thelma and Louise On View In London

May 5, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Olek and Miss Van are having two concurrent shows at London’s Stolen Space gallery this month. Miss Van’s “Glamorous Darkness” offers a new “grown-up” series of “gauzy romantic compositions” with a “surreal quality of burlesque.” In “Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going,” Olek re-stages some of Miss Van’s paintings as photographs in crochet form. Besides their themes of masks and fondness of ornate eroticism, the two artists share a supportive friendship.

Olek goes all out in her tribute: The show’s title is a reference to Thelma and Louise. Olek will also cover the gallery floor to ceiling in her signature crochet. All out. “Glamorous Darkness,” Miss Van and “Let’s Not Get Caught, Lets Keep Going,” Olek, May 9 – Jun 1, Opening reception May 8 6-8pm, Stolen Space Gallery, London (Images Courtesy Stolen Space Gallery)