“Night Visitor”


Barbara Takenaga describes her working process as an exercise in measuring time. Using repeated, obsessive mark-making, she energizes the surface and implies a deep space. She states that “Night Visitor”, “is a densely worked abstract, somewhat cliched cosmic event, or an op-art hallucination. The small elements can be seen as tiny spiraling Tibetan wheels of life, hairy rosettes, groovy references to 60’s psychedelia, or as described in the Village Voice, ‘centrifugal eyelashes’ ”. “Night Visitor” has been printed in 6 colors from 4 plates, in an edition of 25, plus proofs, on white Rives BFK, 24 x 20”.