Marcus Ratliff at BigTown Gallery, Vermont

Flight Lesson by Marcus Ratliff

7 May-30 June 2014

Marcus Ratliff: Recent Collage

Marcus Ratliff spent most of his adult life at the centre of the art universe. In the 1960s, he built a graphic design studio in New York City that made books and catalogs for clients such as Leo Castelli, The Museum of Modern Art, P.S. 1, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Hudson River Museum, Museum of Primitive Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection, Storm King Art Center, and DIA Center For the Arts. In 2008, he moved to Vermont and now makes art “without assignment”.

His exhibition, “Recent Collage”, at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont is a remarkable opportunity to view how this artist uses his graphic design experience to make beautiful, smart collage. “This exhibition focuses on the development of his turn to collage, where he has blended his masterful precision of design, with his intuitive discovery of a new vision,” said BigTown owner and director Anni Mackay.

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Flight Lesson
by Marcus Ratliff
Courtesy of the artist and BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Vermont