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In the Gallery: Kate Gundersen
Posted 08/03/2016 02:21PM

SAS Gallery is pleased to welcome the work of artist Kate Gundersen. Gundersen's intricate, multi-colored cut paper works will be in the gallery through September 28, 2016.


A reception celebrating the exhibition will be held in the SAS Gallery on Sunday, September 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.


Kate Gundersen grew up in rural Northern California in a house surrounded by an orchard. At Grinnell College in Iowa, she studied painting & printmaking. After graduation she went to Africa with the Peace Corps, then pursued a Master's degree in social work at Tulane. Art in one form or another has been integrated within each stage Gundersen's of life: assembling materials for a hut in Africa, enhancing a dwelling with stained glass windows, painting large-scale abstractions. The ancient art of paper-cutting, Scherenschnitte, is her latest focus.


Fascinated by graphic features in the natural world, Gundersen creates images of moving leaves, squirrels on wires, cloud formations. The negative space is as intriguing as the positive. Much of her energy is devoted to analysis and planning, studying inherent limitations in the medium, and meditating on ways to create movement in otherwise static compositions. The dynamic graphic language combines with sweeping linear perspective towards Gundersen's desired end: a scene one can step into.


To see some of Gundersen's work, visit her website at: www.kategun.com.

Gundersen will offer a daylong paper-cutting workshop on Saturday, September, 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details and to register contact Gallery Director Julie Jones at sasgallery@sasweb.org.

SAS Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and by appointment. Contact Jones at sasgallery@sasweb.org for more information.

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