Barbara Takenaga at MASS MoCA / by Barbara Takenaga

 Barbara Takenaga, mural,  Nebraska Paintings , Mass MoCA

Barbara Takenaga, mural, Nebraska Paintings, Mass MoCA

Painter Barbara Takenaga creates a new work—at a scale unprecedented in her practice—for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper. The mural features a new image from her series Nebraska Paintings, a body of work that moves closer to representational imagery only implied in earlier pieces, also evocative of the wide open spaces and big sky of the artist’s native state.

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