artkrush, issue #45 | Made in Paris

ACME, Los Angeles

Lisa Sanditz: The New Frontier












Concurrent with her first solo museum exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, The New Frontier at ACME features a group of Lisa Sanditz’s recent paintings. The formidable five-foot canvases usurp the viewer’s entire field of vision with dramatic color and strong perspectival elements. Fiori di Como and Moss Wall borrows from glass artist Dale Chihuly’s ceiling installation at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The colorful glass pinwheels and stalactites bend down to meet a matching wild carpet, which points out the lobby door towards a distant desert landscape. Her self-possessed style is most evident in this masterful integration of small scenes into otherwise ponderous canvases. (KB)

Lisa Sanditz: Flyover is on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art through January 7.