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THE BALTIMORE SUN

Stanley Marcus' life-size sculptures pique our sense of absurdity, with limbs protruding from objects in whimsical and sometimes disturbing fashion. His show, "Party of Three," which opens Tuesday, is the season's first exhibit at the Norman and Sarah Brown Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center.

Most of the pieces in the show are taken from a series called "The Cocktail Party," which was started in 1980. " 'The Cocktail Party' is about celebration," the artist says. "I can imagine a visit to any party, whether in ancient Mesopotamia, Russia of the 19th century or Park Avenue of today. All would reveal an underlying social order."

The artist will appear at a reception in his honor on Sept. 8 at 2: 45 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Jewish Community Center.

The show opens Tuesday and continues through Nov. 3 at the gallery, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Gallery hours are Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 3 p.m.; Friday, noon-2: 30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (410) 542-4900, Ext. 239.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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