Miyako Kanamori
nui-gurumi



29(Fri) May - 20(Sat) Jun, 2009
12F00 - 19F00
(except the opening day, close at 18:00)
Closed on Sunday



FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce Miyako Kanamori solo exhibition "nui-gurumi" from 29th May - 20th June, 2009 at FOIL GALLERY.
After graduating from the university, Miyako Kanamori has made nui-gurumi (stuffed-doll) since 1998 and has introduced those works in some publications or exhibitions.
The amiable rabbit or gorgeous bird - the animals she makes from worn-out pairs of socks or knitwear have been fascinated the fans both in Japan and abroad. Particularly, the materials from popular fashion-brand like mina perhonen or Kate Spade, have flavored the dolls' faces more eloquent. Not a single doll look the same - this softly reminds us that, we, in the real world, can not be the same but have own individual light.
In this exhibition "nui-gurumi", such lovable dolls will be gathered here at FOIL GALLERY, you'll be invited to the sweet world of nui-gurumi!

 


Miyako Kanamori profile
Born in 1970, Kanagawa, Japan. Engaged in the works of merchandise planner of sundry goods and stuffed dolls after graduating from university. Started making studded animals using worn-out clothes and sundries on freelance basis. Her publications include "Sock & Glove" and "Happy Gloves", which published through Penguin Group in America and has acquired the popularity internationally. Including her annual solo exhibition in December at United Arrows, she has been actively showing her works in exhibitions.



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The world of the nui-gurumi is also unfold in a book!

Title: nui-gurumi
Art Works: Miyako Kanamori / Photographs: Naomi Wada
Coordination: Michiko Sugimura / Design: Ed Tsuwaki
Price: 1600 yen (tax excluded), Size: 210mmx182mm
64 pages / Soft-cover, ISBN978-4-902943-45-0


 
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