Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mark Wagner @ Pavel Zoubok Gallery - "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"



Mark Wagner took a bunch of dollar bills (1,121 to be exact), cut them up (into 81,895 pieces) and made some art (making use of letterpress printing, wood and bronze sculpture, abstract painting and collage). This exhibition - "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," on display at Pavel Zoubok Gallery - includes a 1/11 scale riff off the Statue of Liberty. There's also one piece consisting of a giant handcrafted QR code. (Spoiler alert: when scanned with your smartphone, this text message is displayed: "Needless to say.")


Rub-A-Dub, 2010
Currency collage on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Red Handed, 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 16 x 12 inches

Pavel Zoubok Gallery (www.pavelzoubok.com)
533 W 23rd Street (between 10th & 11th Ave)
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibition open until August 2, 2011

Liberty - panel 3 of 14 (detail), 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 192 x 48 inche

*&?#!, 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 12 x 16 inches

Title Untitled, 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Liberty Installation, 2011
Currency collage on 13 panels, 204 x 75 inches

Death and Taxes, 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 16 x 12 inches

Plumbing the Depths (with Joey Parlett), 2011
Currency collage and mixed-media on panel, 24 x 24 inches



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Contact Pavel Zoubok Gallery: (212) 675-7490 or pavel(at)pavelzoubok.com



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