Kaoru Yokoo
"Onaoshitoka"



FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition of Yokoo Kaoru gOnaoshitokah from 18th to 30th May, 2011.

After graduated from Bunka Fashion College, Knitwear Design course, Kaoru Yokoo worked on manually made part at a designerŐs atelier. Since 2005, she established her own studio in Kichijyoji and has actively working on ŇalteringÓ worn-out clothes by embroidery and knitting.

Her ŇalteringÓ technique is not making something be restored and look what they used to be. Stains are decorated with embroidery motif and frayed threads become a part of fringe. From a worm-eaten hole of knitwear, lovely creature shows its face.
In this transformation by her altering clothes - from old and worn-out things to something new, not only the adorable appearance, but we can also see there are full of affection towards ŇgoodsÓ. In such era of throwaway principle, we will be able to reconsider the way of our consumer society by touching YokooŐs beloved object.

In this exhibition, many works including her works of ŇalteredÓ goods, some presents Yokoo has ever gave to her family and friends, original drawing she submitted for her serial articles in magazines will be on view. During the exhibition period, Yokoo will stay at gallery to produce new works.



ƒSpecial Event„
Workshop: Anakara Hana May 21 (Sat) 13:00 / 15:30
Anakara Hana (Flowers from a hole)
LetŐs learn how to ŇalterÓ your worn-out clothes with YokooŐs flower-motif object - your warn-eaten, but still attached favorite clothes will reborn!
Please bring 1. needle, 2. small scissors, 3. clothes with hole that you wish to alter.
* Preferred size of the hole is up to 5mm. If there are more than two holes, you will need to buy additional motif upon your request.

Covering for Kettle Lid During the exhibition period, Yokoo will be present at gallery (almost) everyday.
If you bring a lid of your favorite kettle, Yokoo will knit a covering for the lid for you!






 
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