Michiko Itatani – Mistress of Cosmic Wanderlust and the HyperBaroque

We are pleased to be showing the phenomenal paintings of Michiko Itatani.  New to Tory Folliard Gallery, but a dedicated painter for over 30 years, Itatani also “believes in fiction’s ability to express her deepest truths and concerns.”  Using a fictional and symbolic space, she condenses experienced and imagined multi-layered events by “gathering fragments from experiences, events, documents, literature, history, science, myths, and customs.”  Though these jewel like paintings are diminutive, from 5×5 through 8×10 inches, they are worlds unto themselves.  Filled with detail and light, they show the mastery and imagination of their creator.

Meet Michiko Itatani at the opening reception of The Object Transcended on Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 4 pm.

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-25, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-25, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-26, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-26, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-045, mixed media on clayboard, 9 x 12 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-045, mixed media on clayboard, 9 x 12 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-19, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-19, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-042, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-042, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-061, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-061, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Starry Night from HyperBaroque 09-K-018, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Starry Night from HyperBaroque 09-K-018, mixed media on clayboard, 10 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-051, mixed media on clayboard, 8 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-051, mixed media on clayboard, 8 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-046, mixed media on clayboard, 8 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-046, mixed media on clayboard, 8 x 8 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-040, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Cosmic Wanderlust from HyperBaroque 09-K-040, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Encounter from Cosmic Theater, 09-K-036, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Encounter from Cosmic Theater, 09-K-036, mixed media on clayboard, 6 x 6 inches

Encounter from Piano Room, 09-K-038, mixed media on clayboard, 5 x 5 inches

Encounter from Piano Room, 09-K-038, mixed media on clayboard, 5 x 5 inches