24 Dec. 1998 - 9 Jan. 1999
by Aaron Michael Kerner
by Auchor Brewing Co., Ltd
Gallery éf presents
French Advertise Poster Exhibition
French Year in
supported by French Embassy
very famous for wine and fashion. So are they stylish ? Or snobbish
? We hardly know which is correct. For this exhibition, we displayed
advertising posters from France. They gave us a new idea of France.
Compared to English, less people can read French in Japan. So,
we Japanese recognize the words on the posters as a part of the
design, not as letters. Stereotypes of France may cause us to
image its stylishness. We focused on the sensitivity in our ordinary
The Message from Heart-man
Sha Sha Higby
Forest of The Sea of Trees
dance performance at Ohmi Gakudoh
produced by Gallery
sponsored by : GUDAN GARAM
artists: Kin Taii (visual)/ LOTO BOMBA (percassion)/ Fukagawa Baron
Club (Bali instrument)
Sha Higby approaches dance through the medium of sculpture. Using
the painterly manipulation of materials and textures made one by
one out of wood, silk, paper, URUSHI and gold leaf, interwoven with
a labyrinth of delicate props, Higby's work creates a path in which
movement and stillness meet. Shreds of memory lace into a drama
of a thousand intricate pieces, slowly moving , stirring our memory
toward a sense of patience and timelessness.
photo : Hideki Shiozawa
to : Shasha Higby work & performance
Gallery éf the
2nd Anniversary Exhibition
21 Apr. - 23 May
The Great Lovers
by Gallery ef
[The Great Lovers]
is the title of a film which is supposed to be on theaters in 2035.
This film itself is a fiction. Based on the film, [ Team Great Lovers
] made a story and Yamashita designed its characters.
were 3 categories of figures. One was for the exhibition, not for
sale. The next category was "collection dolls" which was
made about 10 pieces and 10 series. These dolls were including of
subculture goods such as body piercing, tattoo seal, vitamin drugs
and other goods. Also, the posters, positive film, and pamphlet, and
invitation card of the film were included. The last category was common
photo: Hideki Shiozawa
7 Jun. - 4
EXPOSURE Yamawaki Takamitsu
exhibition at cafe
7 Jul - 1 Aug.
2000 pieces of PEZ exhibition
PEZ A GO GO !
produced by Gallery
sponsored by MORINAGA Co., Ltd
cooperationed by PEZ Austria
starring: PCCJ (Pez Collectors Club Japan)
flyer photo: Takamitsu
|It is over
70 years since PEZ, candies with a dispenser, came on the market.
There are so many collectors of PEZ in the world. They are just
disposable things, but 2000 pieces of them are so great to see.
The exhibition introduced its history and showed old commercial
films of Morinaga co., Japanese distributor of PEZ. This total
exhibition of PEZ is the first time in the world.
EXPOSURE Yamawaki Takamitsu vol.2 - Scenery
Shovel Head; Yasuhito Udagawa
The Day I Meet You
clay + metal object
creates life form objets, such as insects, fish and animals,
with tiny mechanical parts. He named them as "Mechanical Mutants".
the body, he uses clay and wires. After painting with acryllic
paint and lacquer, electrical parts are decorated. Parts are
such as bolts, nuts and so on. It takes from 2 weeks to one
and a half months to finish each work.
is getting more convenient with technological advance. On the
other hand, so much material is wasted. If life forms evolve
like machines, they might be called "Mechanical Mutants" . This
is the first time that the artist has made figures based on
Sep. - 10 Oct.
ABSOLUT poster exhibition
ART BAR: ABSOLUT
by Gallery ef
by KIRIN SEAGRAM
Swedish mother land gave birth to "absolute" vodka, ABSOLUT. Its
novel advertising strategy caused a sensation, even in the art
years ago, ABSOLUT invited contributions for advertising art in
Japan. This exhibition displayed that art work created by Japanese
the gallery, an old English bar counter was installed and served
ABSOLUT for visitors. The gallery was opened at 4 pm and people
enjoyed the art and tasting Vodka.
20 Oct. -7 Nov.
"Gyoten Space - Heartbeats of Deep Forest"
had been changing his way of expression. He designed advertising
posters, creating craft works and objets. When he traveled to
Yaku Island, he was overwhelmed by its nature. His mental journey
made him make Carimba, African folk music instrument. He uses
ostrich egg, Coconut seeds, and the body of an armadillo for resonance.
Characteristic Carimba was made by technical craftwork and traditional
EVENT 30 Oct.
music party under the moonlight
player: Makoto Takahashi + Gyoten matsuzaki
Nov. -5 Dec.
Neo Century ASAKUSA
painting + photograph
by SJ office
flyer design: ben graphique
traveled Japan and the world with a doll of "monster Booska". He exhibited
works taken in middle east and large format painting and hundreds of