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notes by Frederick Ramey
Lepaing Man
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From the Preface:

Much has been written about the scale of Charles Parson’s sculptural work, about its scale, its planar characteristics, its whiteness (despite the frequent gestures of intense color), about the artist’s “industrial” materials. But few if any commenters have spoken to the delicacy and intimacy of Parson’s drawing—not only his draftsmanship, but the trace of the heartfelt sound that a pencil must make in his hand.

            The drawings have always been there, in every exhibit of Parson’s work.

            Charles Parson Drawing focuses on that intimacy, sometimes sad and often joyful, that arises each time delicate, graphite or cerulean blue marks on thin, white paper anchor the work of a prolific visual artist whom critics have most often described in monumental terms.

            It has always been the drawings within the work of Charles Parson that have moved me most.

—Frederick Ramey

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