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23.9 – 23.10 2020

Lisa Sanditz:Mud Season

Lisa Sanditz:Mud Season

23.09 – 23.10.2020

Closed

Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Gallery

3-5 Swallow Street,
London, W1B 4DE

Huxley-Parlour gallery are pleased to present an exhibition of new works by American artist Lisa Sanditz.

Cat Shit in Mud Season Lisa Sanditz
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Lisa Sanditz. Cat Shit in Mud Season (2020)

One of the most celebrated landscape painters working in America today, Sanditz’s richly coloured works explore humanity’s impact on the natural world. Sanditz depicts the landscape as a reflection of contemporary cultural values. The eighteen works, made during lockdown in the United States in the spring of 2020, reimagine and rework the tradition of the Romantic landscape in the time of global health pandemics and Trump-era America.

The Exhibition

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The Works

18

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Lisa Sanditz

Easy Cheese Snorkel

2020

Oil on canvas

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Lisa Sanditz

Cat Shit in Mud Season

2020

Oil on canvas

3

Lisa Sanditz

Ghost Fox II

2020

Oil on canvas

4

Lisa Sanditz

Mt Vesuvius Study II

2020

Oil on canvas

5

Mud Season

Hot Dog

2020

Oil on canvas

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Mud Season

Mt Vesuvius Study I

2020

Oil on canvas

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Lisa Sanditz

Grandma’s Got a Gun

2020

Oil and acrylic on canvas

8

Lisa Sanditz

Dead Peonies

2020

Oil on canvas

9

Mud Season

Fumigation Tents

2017

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas

10

Mud Season

Really Dead Peonies

2020

Oil on canvas

11

Mud Season

Upside Down Walk 1

2020

Oil on canvas

12

Mud Season

I Lost My Head in June

2020

Oil on canvas

13

Lisa Sanditz

Family Upside Down Hike

2020

Oil on canvas

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Mud Season

Upside Down Hike, Kate

2020

Oil on canvas

15

Mud Season

Upside Down Walk, Mika

2020

Oil on canvas

16

Mud Season

Upside Down Hike, Father and Son

2020

Oil on canvas

17

Mud Season

Emigrant Lake

2017

Oil and acrylic on canvas

18

Mud Season

Upside Down Pink Death

2020

Oil on canvas

In Dante’s inferno, people walk inverted in a downward spiraling malebolge. Our (my) sin may be one of consumer complacency, the malebolges, or “evil ditches”, built on amazon boxes, hand guns, junk food, sports cars, emojis and other disposable content.  Lisa Sanditz

Lisa Sanditz

These new allegorical paintings sparked from distant and recent personal memories, aim to stick joy, remorse, love and sorrow together.  Lisa Sanditz

B. United States 1973

Lisa Sanditz Portrait

B. United States 1973

Biography

Lisa Sanditz’s pulsating, vibrantly coloured landscapes capture the intersection between the natural world and the built environment and its effect on food production, consumption, ecology and the economy. Her works are rooted in a fascination of how we organize ourselves in a commercial world and how we value and commodify the landscape. This interest in the commercialised landscape has seen Sanditz focus on farming in America’s Midwest, junk food factories in Arizona and car manufacturing in Detroit. 

Alongside oil painting and ceramic work, Sanditz has also used plastics and industrial paint, such as that used to spray-paint cars, which she builds up in layers on the canvas, before sanding the surface to reveal the layers of paint, aiming to reflect the embedded nature of man-made products within our landscapes. Throughout her work, colour has remained of constant importance and she uses it in multi-faceted ways within her landscapes. Above all, colour is used as a destabilising force in her painting, in which she re-configures the canvas into a series of breaks and ruptures and streaks of colour, while simultaneously using it to delineate the boundaries between foreground and background and to unify the composition.

Lisa Sanditz was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1973. In 1994, Sanditz received her BA degree from Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota, later graduating with an MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2001.  In 2008, Sanditz was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed her to expand on her interest in depicting the built environment. Sanditz’ work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Italy, China and Belgium and is included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas and the Columbus Art Museum, Ohio. Sanditz has also worked as the visiting artist at SUNY Purchase, the University of New Orleans and Rhode Island School of Design. 

She lives and works in New York.

These new allegorical paintings sparked from distant and recent personal memories, aim to stick joy, remorse, love and sorrow together.  Lisa Sanditz

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