This is a black painting of a silvery full moon in the sky.

The Racine Art Museum features work by Racine-raised artist Karen Gunderson. While the history of painting is filled with portraits, still lifes, and natural world imagery, monochromatic canvases that are representational are unexpected. Open through April 14, 2013, “Karen Gunderson: Reflective” features all-black, large-scale paintings of constellations, moons, mountains, and water that seem to shimmer and change depending on the angle from which they are viewed, encouraging viewers to look at nature in a different way.

For more information on the exhibition:

Browse all of Karen Gunderson’s work at ClampArt

Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director