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Calling James Castle an “outsider” or even “intuitive” artist vastly diminishes his brilliant creative instincts, instincts that blossomed in isolation on a rural Idaho farm. Born profoundly deaf, Castle (1899–1977) developed an astonishing and highly personal aesthetic using discarded materials (including ice-cream cartons, sugar bags, and matchboxes) and ink made from stove soot. His drawings, handmade books, and constructions communicate the essence of his daily life in ways both tangible and fantastical.
Dennis Michael Jon, associate curator of prints and drawings at Mia, is the organizing curator of “James Castle: the Experience of Every Day,” on view May 21–August 21, 2016.
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