James Castle

A Retrospective of James Castle's Drawings and Objects is up at The Philadelphia Art Museum, and will be traveling to The Berkeley Art Museum (yes!), and the Art Institute of Chicago during 2009. Castle (1899-1977) who was deaf, mute and untrained as an artist, produced a rich archive of drawings and assemblages, using found materials from his parents Post Office in Boise, Idaho. There's a dedication and intimacy to these works that's really beautiful, a measured appreciation for space, inside and out. Details here, Publication here.