Taiko Chandler negotiates the delicate space between intention and instinct. The artist’s process is like a nuanced performance — physical and guided by technique, carried out with feeling. Chandler combines shape, color, line, and texture as she responds to the natural environment and creates a visual language driven by her imagination.
At Twilight references the artist’s favorite time of day, when colors subtly overlap and bleed together. The artist recognizes this moment as emotional, creatively stimulating, and symbolic of her practice. This exhibition connects Chandler’s print and installation work by exploring the sky as a site for contemplation, reflection, and metaphor.
About Taiko Chandler
Taiko Chandler is an artist who lives and works in Denver, CO. She was born and raised in Nagano, Japan and was originally trained as a nurse. After taking a printmaking workshop at the Art Students League of Denver in 2011, she was drawn to art as a way to express herself without the constraints of culture and language. Today, Chandler works primarily in printmaking and, more recently, site-specific installations. She sees art as a way to convey her inner vision and emotions. Her work reflects the everyday experiences that result from having lived in vastly different cultures. Taiko’s work has been exhibited in Colorado and many other states, as well as at numerous print fairs throughout the U.S. Her work is in private and public collections in both the U.S. and Japan, including the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, the CU Business School, and the Denver Art Museum (Education Collection).
About BMoCA at Frasier
BMoCA at Frasier is a collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Frasier Retirement Community. Curated by BMoCA, this series of exhibitions in The Canyons Gallery is an extension of the museum’s exhibition schedule. Each exhibition is complemented by a series of education programs.