Karen Gunderson

CHRISTOPHER LYON : Chicago Sun Times : Galleries : Landscapes Embody Dramatic Conflict: Friday May 3, 1985

Romanticism also informs the lyrical cloud paintings of Karen Gunderson at Perimeter Gallery, 356 W Huron, but the more immediate source of her immense white and grey forms against pale-blue skies are the all-over color-field paintings of mainstream American abstraction in the 50’s and 60’s.

Despite the light and open quality of her images (which work equally well as small works on paper), there is a solidity to her cloud forms that creates ion these works a sense of limitless space and liberates the imagination.