Karen Gunderson


City Paper: Baltimore's Allegedly Free Alternative Weekly: Vol 24 No.42: October 18-25, 2000: Gallery: Faculty Exhibition: At the Maryland Institute, College of Art’s Decker, Meyerhoff, and Pinkard galleries through Nov. 5

“…If there’s a stunner in this show, it’s Karen Gunderson’s “Night Mare.”   This painting places an impressively full-bodied black horse against a black background.  Despite the all-over darkness, it’s easy to distinguish the horse from the background.  Gunderson uses clearly visible brush strokes throughout: curving lines to bring out the horse’s anatomical features, rigidly vertical lines for the background.  Also, the animal’s body has a glistening quality that would please any brush-wielding groom.”….