James Castle at The Douglas Hyde

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.

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2 Comments on “James Castle at The Douglas Hyde”

  1. Brian Whelan says:

    A visit to the Douglas Hyde Gallery anytime is recommended but with James Castle it’s a must.

  2. samuel150 says:

    fantastic! I saw cardboard flamingo constructions and small works at MUSE in jackson Hole Wyoming about 3 years ago.


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