Gallery Opening Group
photo by Jodie Vicenta
29 - October 21, 2007
12:00-20:00 Open everyday
Jodie Vicenta Jacobson
an Opening Exhibition, operating together with the revival issue
of FOIL magazine vol. 1, FOIL GALLERY presents a group show of 7
artists from both Japan and overseas, including who have never been
introduced in Japan.
Under the theme of "Co-exist", all the 7 artists unfold
their own creative worlds at this new space, FOIL GALLERY.
1966, Fro¨so¨, Sweden. Lives and works in Tokyo. Moved to France
in 1990, after working as a photographer assistant for Labe Allwin
och Lennart Dannstedt in Sweden. Taking advantage of an exhibition
at ARC-MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS'L'Hiver de l'amour(The
Winter of Love)'in 1994, which Edstro¨m took photographs of MAISON
MARTIN MARGIELA, he started to work with Olivier Zahm in Purple
magazine. In 1996, he moved to London and started to produce some
films. He has been also actively participated in gropup-exhibitions
including “Elysian Fields”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 2000
and “Chic Clics” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2002.
His photobooks were published such as "spidernets places a
crew" + "waiting some birds a bus a woman"（2004、steidl/MACK).
|Born 1972 Carrickfegus,
Northern Ireland. Lives and works in London.
McConnell has made a successive series of simple but highly eloquent
portraits of figures whose lives can border on the extreme, such
homeless living in institutions and loyalists of Northern Ireland.
Awarded John Kobal Portrait Award, National Portlait gallery, london,
Mainly in London, he has been actively joining group exhibitions.
|Born 1972, Seoul,
South Korea. Lives and works in Seoul.
A series of works titled "The sea I dreamt" has caused
a sensation, his both
solo and group show with the title was held in Korea, Japan, Spain,
U.S.A. , and also the photobook of the same title was published
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan and Selasar Sunaryo
have included Han Sungpil's photographs in its collection.
Jodie Vicenta Jacobson
1977, Colorado, the United States. Lives and works in Brooklyn,
NY. Held solo shows at Yancey Richardson Gallery in NY, Herzliya
Museum in Israel, and participated in some group exhibitions in
NY and Europe. Featured in Blind Spot Magazine #30, she is one
of the young photographers
who attracts attention from all over the world.
|Born 1960, Aichi,
Japan. Graduated from Tama Art University, Department od Design.
While working as a designer, he keeps making his paintings and has
been playing an active part as an artist. His latesexhibition "Exodus"
was held at Gallery Trax in 2005.
Niigata, Japan. Graduated from Koyasan University in Mikkyo (Esoteric
Buddhism) in 1999.
He has started off to publish his works on photography magazines
since he was 16 years old. From 1995 to 1999, he had served Buddhist
apprenticeship at Koyasan (Mt. Koya). In 2004, he was awarded
the 1st FOIL Award for his series of pictures in which he took
a succession of waves on a shore in Sado. Following the FOIL Award,
he published a collection “NAMI", and was awarded the Rookie
of the Year 2005 by The Photographic Society of Japan for this
collection. Recently he has been active as a photographer while
being a monk of the Shingon sect in Sado island.
|Born 1979, Tokyo,
Japan. Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Department of Photography.
Since 2003, she has been active as an independent photographer after
working at Amana Inc., and also kept producing her own artistic