Pom-Pom Cloud series, 19 x 19 x 3 in. (unless specified). Editions of 3
Pom-Pom Clouds are drawings in white bright neon; minimal line, flat space, placement varied. "This art is happy (it is a happy art) to contemplate," wrote Donald Judd in a catalog essay for John Wesley's PS1 exhibit. Apply this to Markley's neon pieces. They are meant to catch one between everyday life and a world of dreams. Above, below, illuminated.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" —The Beatles