Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Barbara Takenaga arranges the simple components of her dense, abstract paintings into stunningly detailed compositions that undulate, radiate, and recede in seemingly infinite space. Her dazzling repetition of forms suggests the inherent yet sometimes incomprehensible logic of both the cosmic and the cellular, while spontaneous twists and puckers preserve the elements of wonder and surprise. Crisp, saturated color defines each discrete element in the tightly woven, tessellated work.
Barbara Takenaga is the Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Art at Williams College, a position she has held since 1985. She divides her time between Williamstown, MA, and New York City, where she maintains a studio. Her work has been widely exhibited at museums and galleries nationwide, and is represented in the permanent collections of The Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney; and Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, among others.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Manifold (blue center), 2008
Forward/Back (yellow/black), 2011
Red + Yellow Swoop, 2013
Blue Paisley II, 2007