Image Description: On a multi-colored background is the following text: “POSITIVE EXPOSURE GALLERY, The Prismatic Lens of Lizzie Tian. Pure Vision Arts. September 28 – November 1, 2023. Positive Exposure, 14 E. 109th St, NYC. Viewings by appointment. All are welcome!” Below is the New York Council on the Arts logo. 212-420-1931. At center is a grid featuring several of Lizzie’s paintings.
Lizzie Tian’s autism has profound imprints in her artwork. This exhibition reflects
Lizzie’s way of seeing, processing and engaging with her immediate environment.
Lizzie draws swiftly and colors quickly. Her process is intense and highly focused,
regulating her own sensory processing of new sights. Using simple and smooth
lines, Lizzie extracts the essence out of a complicated visual image. This series
includes subway portraits, pedestrians, landscapes and everyday objects.
Lizzie often uses only 3-5 colors for her pastel/oil pastel paintings. Each of the
colors is generously applied, which create intensity as well as clarity for her
paintings. Her rushed strokes and unique perspectives, expose Lizzie’s uncensored experiences.
There is something guiding Lizzie’s artworks that is specific to her personal
interpretation of the subject. She is always respectful of the subject’s own agency
and identity, whether it be a person, a bird, or an inanimate object. She paints
often with music in mind.
Each line is intentional and considerate in its scope: insightful yet informed by
-Anthony Jay Ptak