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Marty Gordon

Ballard Art Walk Saturday October 13th, 2007 from 6 to 9 PM

Located at: 1718 NW 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98107

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Artist Statement:
Marty Gordon was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1962. His mother says he was born with a pencil in his hand and he's been scribbling ever since. As a boy, he drew monsters and superheroes. As a teenager, he dreamed of a career as a comic book artist. As a college art student, his focus shifted to printmaking. Marty earned his BFA from the University of West Florida in Pensacola where he also participated in exhibitions at Art on the Tracks, a local gallery. In conjunction with his graduation, Marty was also recognized as an outstanding fine arts student by receiving a Liquitex Art Materials Award as well as several school related awards.

During the next 6 years, visual arts took a backseat as Marty explored writing and theatre. He earned an MA in Communications from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995. Over the next 9 years, Marty spent time as a creative minister focusing on matters of faith and the arts.

In the spring of 2004 he met his wife Sarah who is also an artist. They challenged each other to begin making visual art again. Learning collage from Sarah, Marty has spent the last 3 years pouring all of his experiences into developing his own unique style. Through his art, Marty is asking questions, inviting debate and telling stories. Looking at one of his works is akin to peeking through a window into another world, a world where art, humor, faith, tension and candidness live together in vignettes of surreal commentary.

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Take A Dive, collage on mat board, 5" X 7", 2007

The Man Who Thought Too Much, collage on mat board,
5" X 7", 2007

Lost in Space, collage on mat board, 5" X 7", 2007

Beware of Dogma, collage on mat board, 5" X 7", 2007

The Inner Chimp, collage on mat board, 5" X 7", 2007

Andrew supports the arts!

Over the past few years he has donated hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to help promote talented artists. As a graduate from Cornish College of the Arts in Music, Andrew understands the challenges an artist faces to become successful in today's environment. That's why he is proud to assist. For more information regarding any of the artists please contact Andrew at (206) 930-8238 or info@seattlehomekey.com

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