Greenwood collage artist Marty Gordon is one of 40 artists featured in the new book, “Masters: Collage – Major Works by Leading Artists”
Gordon draws on a diverse artistic background that includes experience in writing, theater and printmaking to make his clever collages. A former minister, Gordon now devotes his time to collage making. He uses his art as a forum for asking questions, inviting debate, and telling stories. He also uses it as a platform for exploring spirituality and religious faith, areas in which he has personally struggled. Blending sophisticated humor with a comic visual style, he has developed his own unique genre of collage.
Masters: Collage features a breathtaking mix of techniques from traditional cut-and-paste to digital to collage with paint or encaustic, and styles ranging from wildly playful and colorful to evocative, almost monochrome images. Each highlighted master takes center stage in an informative eight-page feature that includes nearly a dozen gorgeous, high-quality photos plus a short essay by curator Randel Plowman placing the impressive work and its creator in context.