Marcus Ratliff, 2012
Billiard Table Miracle, collage
20" x 11"

Marcus Ratliff, 2013
Flying Lesson, collage
8.375" x 7.5"

Marcus Ratliff, 2013
The Painter, collage
9.25" x 6.25"

Marcus Ratliff, 2013
Too Late, collage
9.75" x 7.75"

Marcus Ratliff, 2012
Good Evening, collage
23" x 18"

Marcus Ratliff, 2013
Duet, collage
9" x 7.75"

Marcus Ratliff, 2010
The Collector, collage
13.125" x 8.75"

Marcus Ratliff, 2013
The Naturalists, collage
9.75" x 6.75"


Marcus Ratliff / collages


May 7 – June 30, 2014

Marcus Ratliff: RECENT COLLAGE
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 10, 2014 5-7pm

BigTown Gallery is pleased to present this solo exhibition of collage by Marcus Ratliff. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ratliff moved to New York City to study painting at the Cooper Union, and after, at the Yale School of Art. During the early sixties, he was immersed in the rising tide of the New York art world. Successful development in his early working years as a graphic designer enabled him to build a graphic design studio, where for almost 40 years he worked with some of the finest art establishments, designing 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.

Since 2008, Marcus Ratliff, now residing in Vermont, has enjoyed an intense and prolific return to making art without assignment. 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.

We are delighted to present this humorous, intriguing, and elegant body of work.

Alex Hanson, Valley News staff writer, reviews our current exhibition in Art Notes: A Master of Collage's Dark Irony
Read the article by clicking Download Press Release, above to the right.