Wendell Castle & Nancy Jurs
THEN AND NOW

May 5 - August 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday May 5, 4 - 5 PM, $10 walk in, free for Friends of the Museum
Champagne Reception: Sunday May 7, 1 - 3 PM, only for Friends of the Museum

Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery

Nancy Jurs

Nancy Jurs

Exhibiting together for the first time, Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs will display early and recent works in wood, ceramics, and mixed media (salvaged, reclaimed) showcasing their flawless grasp of art and design.  

Jurs integrates extant art, or objets d’art, into radically innovative new ensembles.  Her methodology of detournement alters "familiar" objects into a variation that gives the viewer a renewed appreciation.

Castle’s approach to organic sculpture stems from a mindful selection of material, honored through his process of design. Using cutting-edge ideas and mastery of material, whether wood, metal, or molded plastic, he celebrates a sustained continuity of work that is aesthetically stunning, transcendent, and yet practical.

For this powerhouse couple from Scottsville, NY, art and life insolubly entwine the essence of their familial and professional relationship.  Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs have gained an international reputation not simply for their wood and ceramic sculptures housed around the globe, but for   their commitment to craftsmanship.

 

Wendell Castle, Abilene

Wendell Castle, Abilene

Opening Reception, Photo Credit: Dan Brody