Artists Space

Mountains and Constellations

January 12 – February 18, 2006

Opening Reception
January 19, 6 - 8 pm

Karen Gunderson’s all-black paintings of mountains in Tibet and constellations of night skies rest uneasy among common histories of painting. Monochrome and representational, these paintings defy well-rehearsed assumptions of the history of twentieth-century abstraction, and engage with broader concerns for the ability of painting to represent invisible subject matter, such as concepts of essence and world history.