Pearl Farm Underwater II, 2007, acrylic with pearl on canvas

Pearl Farm Underwater II, 2007, acrylic with pearl on canvas

‘ I look for certain oddities – sometimes tragic, sometimes comic – that are so emblematic of […] this corporate and makeshift land that they are really far from odd’  Lisa Sanditz

“My paintings update the idea of the sublime landscape, locating its essence as much in the commercial as in the natural. I have investigated this through the ways the marketplace and the wilderness intersect, overlap, and inform each other, in such American venues as sports events, shopping malls, residential development, highways, casinos and tourist destinations.

The works often pay homage to many previous interpreters, from Whistler’s fireworks, to Church’s majestic Hudson Valley, O’keefe’s New Mexico, Ruscha’s gas stations, Hockney’s abstract composite California, and Thomas Kinkaide’s anachronistic vision, as well as different painting genres.

The paintings are constructed as organically and irrationally as the landscapes themselves. Within the painting space, the paintings are amok with different gestural styles, as abstract and realistic forms erupt onto the canvas. The paint-handling and the imagery is at times very descriptive of the places I observe, while at other times it is loose, layered, careless and more abstract, hoping to recall the memory of previous uses of the land. The densely painted surfaces and wide-open spaces on the canvas try to convey both a sense of hope and emptiness, a feeling both critical and celebratory of the American landscape.”

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Sole Shop, acrylic on canvas,2003

Sole Shop, acrylic on canvas,2003

Xiamen, LED City, or The Miami of China, 2008, acrylic on canvas

Xiamen, LED City, or The Miami of China, 2008, acrylic on canvas

Wooden Toy Town, 2008, acrylic on linen

Wooden Toy Town, 2008, acrylic on linen

The Death of Sinclair, 2003, acrylic on canvas

The Death of Sinclair, 2003, acrylic on canvas

Shoe City (Smoggy IV), 2007, acrylic on canvas

Shoe City (Smoggy IV), 2007, acrylic on canvas

The Road to Decoration City, 2008, acrylic on linen

The Road to Decoration City, 2008, acrylic on linen

Christmas for Export, 2007, acrylic on linen

Christmas for Export, 2007, acrylic on linen

Tie-dye Sunset Strip , mixed media on canvas,2003

Tie-dye Sunset Strip , mixed media on canvas,2003

Organized Living, 2005, acrylic on canvas

Organized Living, 2005, acrylic on canvas

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