December 1, 2007 – March 22, 2008

Barbara Takenaga creates dense abstract paintings composed if discrete elements that radiate or spiral energetically from or to a central vanishing point. The illusion of ebullient expansion or contraction created by the many small dots, lines, orbs, and spiral “molecules” dancing across the surface is heightened by her dynamic palette. Takenaga’s elaborate paintings are inspired by sources as diverse as the universe and Japanese decorative pattern traditions.

Barbara Takenaga, C-Chan, 2005, Acrylic on linen stretched over board wood