PROJECT: Brooklyn artists Iviva Olenick, embroiders anecdotes and musings from her life on scraps of antique fabric. Tweet or tell her your secret(s) (@IvivaOlenick #daf12). Through the slow process of embroidery, where the artist must consider each stitch, your secrets, told in the language of a tweet, or delivered via sticky notes, will have a new sense of permanence and a physical presence. Embroidered secrets will hang in an installation during the Festival weekend.
ABOUT: Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist focusing on embroidery as a narrative tool. Muriel Guepin Gallery in Cobble Hill regularly shows her artwork. In addition, Iviva's site-specific embroideries are a permanent part of the decor at 61 Local, a bar and meeting place at 61 Bergen Street in Brooklyn. In 2011, she crafted the Brooklyn Love Exchange, soliciting love stories from all over the borough, which she embroidered to create a portrait of contemporary Brooklyn romance.