James Castle at The Douglas HydePosted: 16.01.2010
A retrospect of the elusive James Castle (1899-1977). This American artist had a strange upbringing, with no education and unable to hear, write, read or sign, his work became the foremost way for him to communicate to the world. His pieces are intense and naive, and very much show Castle’s insular world to us. Using found paper, soot and rough colour, Castle created handmade books, paintings , paper constructions and drawings. This intimate and sensitive exhibition is one worth seeing. Runs til 20th January at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College.