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Friedman Benda Booth at FOG Design + Art

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Wendell’s new bronze work in the Friedman Benda Booth at FOG Design + Art in San Francisco.

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery Booth at ZONA MACO – Mexico

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Wendell’s bronze seating presented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery at ZONA MACO in Mexico City!

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Final Week of “Wendell Castle Remastered” at MAD

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

If you still haven’t been able to see Wendell’s very exciting exhibition chronicling his foray into digitally crafted works at The Museum of Arts and Design – it’s not too late!!!!  The show will be open through 2/28/16.  Here’s a glimpse of the visual treat awaiting you:

The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle,
New York, NY  10019
(212) 299-7777

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“Oscillating While Dreaming” will be performed on 11/7

November 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Lobby / Outdoors, MAD
Museum of Arts and Design
Columbus Circle
Program Description

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Oscillating While Dreaming, a site-specific dance piece created by Dylan Crossman, in response to an installation of outdoor bronze sculptures– Wandering Mountain (2014) and Temptation (2014)by the noted sculptor and leading figure in American art furniture, Wendell Castle. The performance will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2pm and 4pm, in conjunction with Wendell Castle Remasteredon view October 20, 2015 – February 28, 2016 at the Museum.

Oscillating While Dreaming is Crossman’s attempt to animate the human hand in Castle’s abstract sculptural works. Through an investigation of Castle’s sculptural practice, Crossman explores his own creative process and in comparing the two, notes the need for art to acknowledge spontaneous accidents that lead the maker into new realms of discovery. Bridging sculpture and dance, Crossman simulates Castle’s balance of organic and modern forms in a fluidly architectural performance that addresses “relative failure.” Defining the limits of an idea, a concept, or a space becomes an integral part of the piece, even when it leads to dead-ends.

“Wendell Castle’s sculptures are so incredibly dynamic. They are alive even in their stillness and the organic connection with my dancers and me exists as soon as we come in contact with the work.” said Crossman. “Castle’s sculptures become another set of bodies that we connect to and partner with, just as dancers so often become living sculptures. As the work develops, ambiguity lies in whether we frame them or they frame us.”

Joining Crossman is long-time Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancer Lisa Boudreau and new Shen-Wei Dance Arts recruit Russell Stuart Lilie. Oscillating While Dreaming was commissioned for Wendell Castle Remastered by Katerina Llanes, Manager of Public Programs at MAD.

Costume design by Quinn Czejkowski in collaboration with Dylan Crossman.

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Wendell to Give Talk at MAD on 12/10 @ 7pm

October 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 7:00 pm – FREE
The Theater at MAD
2 Columbus Circle,
NY, NY  10019
To reserve your seat, or call 1-800-838-3006
Join Wendell —subject of Wendell Castle Remastered, the first museum exhibition to examine his digitally-crafted works—for an evening of discourse regarding his six-decade career.  In this conversation, led by Glenn Adamson, Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, he will discuss his continuously evolving and innovative approaches to process and the creation of his furniture.

Wendell will focus on his achievements of the 1960s, which came to define his  role as a leader in the field, as well as discussing his latest practice of combining handcraftsmanship with digital technologies, specifically through the use of 3D scanning, computer aided design (CAD) software, and a computer numerical control (CNC) machine outfitted with various routing bits and affectionately dubbed Mr. Chips.

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