Woodson Art Interview: Artist and Marathon County native Mark Wagner to visit

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Intricate collages made entirely from deconstructed U.S. dollars are the currency of Mark Wagner’s art.

Mark, whose work is included in Cut Up/Cut Out, slices thousands of bills to create artwork that pointedly and playfully explores the intersection of wealth, power, value, and American identity.

He re-imagines this revered icon of American commerce, manipulating the material with virtuosity to depict portraits, plant life, fantastical beasts, and allegorical scenes, recasting George Washington in new roles.

Mark was born and raised in Marathon County, visited the Woodson Art Museum during his youth, and considers it his “First Museum.”

During the residency, he will lead a collaging workshop, public program, and gallery walk.



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