Wendell Castle Remastered is the title of the new exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, or known by its admirers as MAD. Located on Columbus Circle in NYC, this gem of a museum features object-based work where the lines between Art, Craft, and Design blur with Fine Art. Castle considers himself a sculptor working within the vocabulary of furniture. His early work from the 1960’s and his later computer assisted design are on view until Feb. 28th. They are certain to delight visitors who accept that furniture can be sculptural as well as functional. Also on view is Kogei: Future Forward. Kogei being a very old genre of Chinese traditional art being brought forward into the 21st Century by contemporary Kogei artists. Extraordinary ceramics, enamels and much more on view.
Ebony G. Patterson’s Dead Treez is also at MAD. Patterson work speaks to dancehall culture in Jamaica where she splits her time with Lexington KY. Her work talks about racial discrimination, metrosexuality and violence in our society.
For your holiday shopping, nothing beats the MAD store in the museums lobby. No admission to the museum needed to shop.
Excellent docent tours weekdays 11:30 and 3, weekends 11:30, 1:30 and 3 and Thursdays an extra pay-as-you-wish 6:30 tour.
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