BMoCA is pleased to present another chapter in our series of talks in collaboration with Shark’s Ink., the nationally-renowned print studio in Lyons, Colorado. Shark’s Ink. at BMoCA are casual conversations between Master printer Bud Shark, his wife and fellow artist Barbara Shark, and one of Shark’s Ink. resident artists.
The conversation on August 16 will feature painter Barbara Takenaga.
Barbara Takenaga’s paintings have been viewed in many ways – as abstract or representational, micro or macro, cartoon-goofy or cosmic-psychedelic. With a range of references that include astronomy, fractals, sci-fi and invented landscapes, the work involves a labor-intensive process.
Her most recent solo exhibition was a 20-year survey at the Williams College Museum of Art curated by Debra Bricker Balken and accompanied by a 144-page illustrated catalogue published by DelMonico Books|Prestel. Recent large-scale wall projects include Space/42 of the Neuberger Museum and the Hunter Lobby of MASS MoCA. Recent solo shows include DC Moore Gallery in New York City, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, the Huntington Museum in WV and a group show, Chaos and Awe at the Frist Museum of Art in Nashville.
Takenaga’s work is in the collections of the DeCordova Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and the Crocker Art Museum, among others. She is represented by DC Moore Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, and Shark’s Ink., Lyons, CO. Takenaga lives and works in New York City and teaches at Williams College in Massachusetts.