Essentially, this is sculpture, but seen another way, Marshall's pieces are quite a bit more. They're drawings stripped of their linearity, paintings removed from opticality. And rarely does figurative sculpture this abstract point to a world outside its own form. This show is a quiet triumph. Ruminative, process-oriented, and subtly socially engaged, they proudly represent a very unique Maine artist coming into form. ^

"GRAPHITE/PAPER/2D/3D" | drawings and sculptures by James Marshall | through May 25 | Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St, Brunswick | 207.725.8157

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