KEISHO OKAYAMA: SELECTED WORKS
Opens on May 6, 2023 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC). This exhibit will include paintings, drawings and masks from the 1970s to 2015.
George J. Doizaki Gallery
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles 90012
May 6 - June 10, 2023
Gallery Hours: 12-4, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays)
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 1-4pm
JACCC will host the exhibition “Keisho Okayama: Selected Works,” featuring the paintings, drawings, and masks of Keisho Okayama, active in Los Angeles starting in the 1960s. Okayama’s work bridged the worlds of abstraction and figurative observation. With a highly personal color palette and sense of space, he emphasized the spiritual and subconscious. A certain sense of color and space was consistent in all of Okayama’s work. His later works distilled and concentrated this, creating a kind of mystical light.
“My primary concern has always been to establish a condition of feeling with forms in space that felt to me to be true. The images must feel real to me.” — Keisho Okayama, 1991