Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies

June 23 - January 20, 2019

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


Over a prolific sixty-year career, Wendell Castle (1932–2018), a native of Kansas, approached furniture design as a sculptor. Producing work in a vocabulary entirely his own, Castle considered form and function on equal ground. He defied categorization by generating creations that lay just outside the boundaries of art and furniture. Castle’s expressive and organic forms made from stained stack-laminated wood and cast bronze, call into question what we consider a chair and our expectations of furniture. Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies features Castle’s latest and last body of work.

Wendell Castle furniture sculpture showcase coming to Nelson-Atkins
Kansas City Star
June 22, 2018
Last Works Created By Wendell Castle Featured at Nelson-Atkins
Artfix Daily
June 12, 2018
Wendell's Castle
Architectural Digest
April 2018