Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present a series of new works by New York-based painter, Barbara Takenaga. Takenaga’s paintings, which include acrylic on linen and wood panel, evoke provocative connections to everything from ancient Tibetan mandalas to photographs of deep space, and represent a complex interplay of dualities that inhabit both the cosmos and human imagination. The exquisite tension between depth and surface, microcosm and macrocosm, and creation and destruction is rendered in multilayered visual narratives.
Takenaga’s work references the trompe l’oeils of Op Art, the internal logic of fractals, and the mathematical quandaries of infinite regression. In a radiant and often psychedelic network of forms and colors, she expertly delineates the idiosyncratic relationship of abstract painting to science and nature.
Barbara Takenaga lives and works in New York and Williamstown, MA. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition in 2009 at DC Moore Gallery, New York. Her group exhibitions include Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; New Prints, Winter, International Print Center, New York; and the 183rd Annual Invitational Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York. Takenaga has been featured in publications such as Art in America, Art News, and The New York Times. Her work will be included in a forthcoming publication, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, by David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art and MIT Press, 2010. This is her fourth solo show at Gregory Lind Gallery.