223 N Guadalupe St. #274
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Orange #201 2016 Whiteware 29 x 27 x 4 inches
James Marshall (Born 1949) is a sculptor working abstractly and minimally. He creates forms that are strong, liminal and primary with monochrome glazes, like this piece in radiant orange. Part of his signature is the narrowness of the form. In this case, “Orange #201”, the work is 29 inches in height but only 4 inches in depth giving the impression of squeezing and pushing the form upwards. Flattening the depth, the key to the work’s aesthetic presence is its silhouette and one can see this in “Orange #201” where gentle curves lead to a powerful, emphatic outline. Marshall’s education in the ceramic arts began with a pottery apprenticeship in Guatemala while living with the Quiche, a Mayan Native American tribe during his service in the Peace Corps. He received his MFA in 1979 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he studied with John Stephenson and Rudolph Arnheim, author of “Art and Visual Perception”. Marshall is represented by Gerald Peters Projects, NM.
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