Miller Mack met Lisa Scott at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., in the mid-'80s. Miller, a Plexiglas specialist, was employed by the department of installations; Lisa worked in the archives.
Each generation reinvents figurative painting for its own purposes. The genre now belongs to the young New York artist with a penchant for promiscuous, hard-to-pin-down imagery that takes on many lives, romances, deaths, and even ghosts.
Within a contemporary art world run a-muck in mediocrity, the young, Los Angeles-based artist is kicking his visual repertoire into high gear—crashing-and-burning images and pissing a few people off in the process. Long live Parker Ito.