InSitu Works & Fairweather Magazine are pleased to invite you to Girlfriends of the Rolling Stones, an exhibition featuring the latest work by New York-based painter Liz Markus.
Girlfriends of the Rolling Stones
June 25th - July 23rd 2015
Opening: June 25th 2015 - 7 to 9 PM
Gallery 151 Annex at 199 Mott St. NYC
With her signature drips and washes and an eye for finely calibrated color, Markus thoughtfully renders an elite group of female icons who through their innovation and intense ambition have forever altered the course of American culture. This list includes such luminaries as Babe Paley, Nancy “Slim” Keith, and CZ Guest among others. While these women were often casually described as socialites, in reality, they used their position to manage a powerful network of people across the arts, fashion, music, and beauty industries.
Markus’ paintings are a new view of the grand tradition of society portraiture which have been described as a mash-up of Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler, while tracing a line back to John Singer Sargent. Markus’ fascination with these women has her walking a fine line between reverently rendering them and distorting them through abstracted paint handling. The resulting portraits radiate a harmonious combination of exemplary beauty and personal psychology, offering a surprisingly empathetic view of these unique women who wielded extreme influence within their worlds of luxury and prestige.
Liz Markus was born in Buffalo, New York and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has previously exhibited her work at Natalie Karg Gallery, Gavlak Gallery in Miami, Florida, Galleri Loyal in Stockholm, Sweden, and ZieherSmith in New York City. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as numerous private collections.
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InSitu Works is an non-profit online platform and rotating pop-up gallery dedicated to the discovery and acquisition of fine art. Sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Artspire (part of the New York Foundation for the Arts), our mission is to cultivate the demand for art among young collectors by creating intimate encounters with art both on and offline.
Fairweather is an internationally distributed print and digital luxury lifestyle magazine that passionately curates the best in art, design, fashion, travel, and culture. The luxury lifestyle publication is available at premiere events, upscale hotels, luxury spas, and fitness centers throughout the Hamptons; prestigious addresses in Manhattan; and Europe’s first-class destinations.
Wallplay is a private marketplace that pairs creative content with physical spaces in New York City. Wallplay operates multiple pop-up spaces designed for art exhibits and creative campaigns including: 199 Mott Street (developed by ALFAd/m), Blank Shop (part of The Hole Gallery), and Gallery 151 in Chelsea.