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Poetics of Blackness

Magna cum laude European Graduate School, 2013

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A dissertation that examines the parallels between Fred Sandback's string sculptures and Ad Reinhardt's black paintings as resonant with Buddhist concepts of Emptiness, interdependence and the two realities, and Deluzian concepts of becoming. 

 Karen Gunderson,  Churning Sea , Oil on Linen, 2010, Black Water series

Karen Gunderson, Churning Sea, Oil on Linen, 2010, Black Water series