"Mintaka," 2013 (inks on hand-burnished paper), by Tayo Heuser, in her show "Tayo Heuser: Paper Constructs,'' at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, through Jan. 31.
The exhibition powerfully combines sculptural abstract work and large-scale abstract ink drawings on hand-made paper. Ms. Heuser, the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, was raised in Africa and exposed to the art of such nations as Tunisia, Libya and the Ivory Coast. Her compositions create geometrical patterns by using circles, diamonds and straight lines to reflect the aesthetics of multiple cultures. The hand-burnished paper is art in itself.