6 May - 26 June 2014
82 Franklin St NY 10013
R & Company is pleased to present an exhibition of Wendell Castle’s iconic vintage designs from the 1960s and 1970s. The show will feature works in stack-laminated hardwood as well as his colorful plastic pieces.
Wendell Castle’s biomorphic forms, realized in wood lamination and plastic, have become recognized as representative of an era in American design that heralds a merging of studio craft, design and fine art. This minimal exhibition, tightly curated by R & Company principal Evan Snyderman, highlights the sculptural qualities of Castle’s output during the late 1960s and early 1970s and features iconic masterworks as well as several rarely or never before seen large-scale pieces. Viewed together, the pieces illustrate Castle’s technique and versatility in both material and scale.
“In this exhibition, the focus on Wendell Castle’s large-scale sculptural work and sinuous drawings calls attention to the immense influence he’s had on the design world as an artist as well as a maker,” says Snyderman.