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Island Press

Lisa Sanditz’s contemporary landscape paintings focus on the magnificence of desecrated land as a reflection of contemporary culture and the economy. Stating, “I am equally engaged by what is beautiful and what is degraded,” Sanditz explores locations that contain visual elements ripe for painterly interpretation. From 2007-08, she created a series that examined the consumer-based relationship between China and the United States, surveying the phenomenon of single-commodity towns in China. Christmas for Export (2007), for example, features a wasteland of red Christmas baubles amidst a desolate gray city. More recently, Sanditz has focused her painting on political hotspots within her own country, in works such as The Silverlake Reservoir (2010), which depicts a Los Angeles reservoir that was filled with 400,000 black balls to prevent sunlight from stimulating the growth of carcinogenic materials in the water.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Lisa Sanditz: Mud SeasonHuxley-Parlour
2019
Lisa Sanditz ||| Deep WoodsJonathan Ferrara Gallery
2018
Oscillation: An Exhibition About Painting, curated by Dan CameronJonathan Ferrara Gallery
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Space Invader, 2015

Etching (sugar lift and aquatint), archival pigment print collage, spray paint, and embossment
51 × 40 in
129.5 × 101.6 cm
Editions 1, 5, 7 of 8
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$3,000
Location
St. Louis
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Medium
Publisher
Island Press

Lisa Sanditz’s contemporary landscape paintings focus on the magnificence of desecrated land as a reflection of contemporary culture and the economy. Stating, “I am equally engaged by what is beautiful and what is degraded,” Sanditz explores locations that contain visual elements ripe for painterly interpretation. From 2007-08, she created a series that examined the consumer-based relationship between China and the United States, surveying the phenomenon of single-commodity towns in China. Christmas for Export (2007), for example, features a wasteland of red Christmas baubles amidst a desolate gray city. More recently, Sanditz has focused her painting on political hotspots within her own country, in works such as The Silverlake Reservoir (2010), which depicts a Los Angeles reservoir that was filled with 400,000 black balls to prevent sunlight from stimulating the growth of carcinogenic materials in the water.

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