LIZ MARKUS


Markus is painting not as an ironic critic of popular culture but as a cultural
product of Pop Art. Liz was born and raised in Warhol’s world, and her paintings externalize what it looks like to have been socialized there. In particular what it means to find herself in the first generation of artists to have absorbed the aspiration to paint as part of a single, high-pressure stream with the already toxic combination of fame, fashion, fortune and live-hard-and-die-youngism that has made musicians, poets and athletes irresistible to the adolescent mind…The goal was to allow the mélange of mixed-message programming she received as an aspiring artist in the 80s full rein.
-Dakin Hart, curator