Cut Up Cut Out

MARK WAGNER  Hello from Tokyo (Detail)  2015  currency collage on panel  18 x 24 inches  Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

JULY 6 through SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, July 19
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Artist Talk with Mark Wagner, 7:15 PM

Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national and international artists who explore captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber.  The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite.  The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.  This exhibition honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 100 artworks by 56 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.

Cut Up/Cut Out  was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.EXHIBITION SPONSORS
Rachelle and Jake Tuls • Amarillo National Bank
Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliet Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Engler
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Smith
David D. and Nona S. Payne Foundation


Saturday, July 20, 2019 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reservations Required
*Class is currently waitlisted*

Join artist Mark Wagner for a one-day workshop designed to kick-start your collage endeavors with a practical overview of this art form. Emerge with new insights, knowledge, and a half-dozen finished collages of your own.  Printed source-materials will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring paper items whose construction inspires deconstruction.

Fee: $50 for AMoA members; $75 for non-members
The workshop fee includes materials and lunch.

Mark Wagner is best known for his meticulous collages made of deconstructed U.S. dollars. Mark, whose work is included in Cut Up/Cut Out and The Panhandle Collects Anonymously, 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.  To learn more about the artist, please visit his website at

Call the AMoA at 371-5050 to register.  Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot today!

DONNA RUFF  6.4.15  2015  cut newspaper . 24.25 x 17.75 . inches
FRANCESCA PASTINE ARTFORUM 50 Hindsight, Mask Series  2014  cut Artforum magazine, Plexiglass 15 x 16.25 x 6 inches  Courtesy of Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Fransciso, CA
WIM DELVOYE  Untitled (Car Tyre)  2011  hand-carved car tyre  26.75 x 5.25 inches
KAREN MARGOLIS  Salt Lake City  2009  6 layers of maps, watercolor  24 x 15 inches
CARMEN LOMAS GARZA  Haciendo Papel Picado/Making Paper Cutouts  1998  black paper cutout  22 x 30 inches

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