Michio Takayama: Three Decades in Taos
June 13 through August 15, 2021
Opening June 12, 5 to 8:00pm
203 Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Taos Modern Michio Takayama. An important figure in Taos art history, Michio Takayama was 63 years old when he settled in the area in 1967.
As an artist in residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and later a permanent resident of the Valley. Freed from distraction, Takayama entered a fertile period in his painting career. Already an established artist in Japan prior to relocating to the United States, Takayama was embraced by the arts community in Taos. As a Taos Artist Association member, he became an active participant in the modern art scene, exhibiting at the Stables Gallery alongside Earl Stroh, Cliff and Barbara Harmon, Robert C. Ellis, Robert Ray, Oli Sihvonen, Adeine de la Noe, John de Puy and other Taos Moderns.
Takayama's paintings are ethereal and meditative, combining the qualities of traditional Japanese painting and calligraphy with French impressionism, midcentury American modernism and abstract expressionism. Takayama's work ranges from atmospheric and sensitive, to action-oriented and expressive.
We are pleased to present our large collection of over 20 works by the artist, from significant corporate and private collections. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 12th, from 5 - 8 pm. We are pleased to welcome the community back into the gallery after a long hiatus. Masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated.
By-appointment previews are available for those who cannot attend the opening.