Liz Markus: The Palm Beach Paintings
February 15 – March 14, 2018
C O U N T Y is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based painter Liz Markus. Markus is an internationally exhibited artist whose work has been featured in such publications as Vanity Fair, Vogue, Huffington Post, Artforum, and Modern Painters. Recent exhibitions include Maruani Mercier (Brussels), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), and Galleri Loyal (Stockholm). Her work has been included in numerous international art fairs, including Art Basel (Miami Beach), NADA (New York), The Dallas Art Fair, and ZONA MACO (Mexico City).
Liz Markus is known for her stylish, figurative paintings on unprimed canvas that employ dreamily languorous brushwork, controlled drips, and stain painting effects reminiscent of the mid-century experiments of the lyrical abstraction and color field movements. Markus often appropriates from American popular culture, and past portrait subjects have ranged from Jacqueline Kennedy to CZ Guest to Anita Ekberg. Histories, memories, and half-forgotten images seep into one another in Markus’s work, just as her colors drip and recombine to form beautiful moments of abstraction. The artist is available for private commissions.
C O U N T Y is a contemporary art gallery at 350 South County Road in Palm Beach, Florida. The gallery features a strong and carefully curated exhibition program that promotes important emerging and mid-career artists.