Monday, October 13, 2008

Mark Wagner: My Portfolio

Mark Wagner... Bout (2008, Currency collage, 24 x 24 inches). From Mark Wagner: My Portfolio at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. "...Using countless fragments of actual currency, Mark Wagner creates collages that speak to the cultural, social, political and symbolic roles that money plays in our society. Working exclusively with the monochrome of the U.S Dollar, Wagner has proved that the single dollar bill is a truly ripe material; intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree and steeped in symbolism and concept. With blade and glue in hand, Wagner transforms this icon of American capitalism into representational images whose symbolic force asks us to question our understanding of money, its cultural significance and relationship to art." More Works by Mark Wagner at his personal site.