Centennial Sculpture Park: Wendell Castle’s Unicorn Family

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Wendell Castle is an American furniture artist and a leading figure in American craft. He is often credited with being the father of the art furniture movement. His bold and graceful pieces, often organic, and sometimes whimsical, are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers, and metals in a timeless contemporary style. His expression of color and exotic materials are synonymous with the Wendell Castle name.

The Memorial Art Gallery commissioned this monumental cast-iron sculpture by Castle as one of the anchor installations of its planned Centennial Sculpture Park. The piece (working title Unicorn Family) will measure 22 feet in diameter and consist of a gathering area with a table and three chairs and a 13-foot LED lamp. A maquette of the work is on view in the Gallery’s Vanden Brul Pavilion. The piece is planned to be installed in spring 2013.

Read the Press release.

Some items in Central’s collection.

This is a reference book in Local History. A circulating copy is on order.

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Wendell Castle: Volumes and Voids at Friedman Benda Gallery NY

October 25, 2012 – January 26, 2013

If you are in NY you’ll be able to view Wendell Castle‘s new work at the Friedman Benda Gallery. The gallery has not published a catalog yet.

Wendell Castle is an American furniture artist and a leading figure in American craft. He is often credited with being the father of the art furniture movement. (From Wikipedia).  He resides in Scottsville, NY, outside Rochester.

Items in Central’s Art Division.

Visit the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY to view his work.