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"One of the remarkable things about Gizara's work is the duality of expression between her stark black and white photos and the vibrant abstract paintings she produces. Massive in scope and filled with serene haunting images of nature and architecture, Gizara's photography has a pure and somber photojournalistic tone that carries from series to series." Rebecca Rose
The collection on exhibit at The C Gallery, "Spontaneous Chaos" includes large works in black and white, representing "my heart's desire in art," says C Gallery Director, Connie Rohde. " The energetic and liberated paintings harken abstract expressionism. There is a simultaneous calming and excitement in the non-verbal exchange," says Rohde.
Los Angeles-based artist and photographer Lisa Gizara uses black and white infrared film and modified digital cameras to make photographs that reveal light from the infrared spectrum. As a painter who discovered infrared technology in the mid-1990s, Gizara was immediately drawn to its ability to render the world in an expressive, dream-like manner. She now uses these tools to produce landscape photographs that transform the ordinary into something strange and arresting, revealing a mysterious world hidden only by our inability to perceive it. With cameras sensitive to infrared light, inorganic material appears relatively unchanged, but organic material—particularly foliage containing chlorophyll—radiates as white and brilliant in the infrared spectrum. In her ongoing series of landscapes, Gizara’s techniques and tools exceed the limits of the human eye, producing images that offer a glimpse into a world beyond vision.
'Mad Men' Artist (2:55PM April 28th, 2014) Five years ago, Art Pic 2000, a rental gallery that caters to the TV & film industry, started representing her. The AMC series Mad Men bought three of Gizara's paintings to hang on the wall of Roger Sterling's office, marking a pivotal moment in her career. Since then she's had pieces used in Modern Family, Castle and other shows.