Then and Now

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May 5 2017 - Aug 6 2017

Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs display early and recent works in wood, ceramics, and mixed media (salvaged, reclaimed) showcasing their flawless grasp of art and design.


: In 1996, The Delaware Contemporary hosted a major exhibition for this internationally recognized couple.


: Experience the evolution of their work twenty-one years later.

Jurs integrates extant art, or objets d’art, into radically innovative new ensembles. Her methodology of detournement alters "familiar" objects into a variation that gives the viewer a renewed appreciation.

Castle’s approach to organic sculpture stems from a mindful selection of material, honored through his process of design. Using cutting-edge ideas and mastery of material, whether wood, metal, or molded plastic, he celebrates a sustained continuity of work that is aesthetically stunning, transcendent, and yet practical.

For this powerhouse couple from Scottsville, NY, art and life insolubly entwine the essence of their familial and professional relationship. Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs have gained an international reputation not simply for their wood and ceramic sculptures housed around the globe, but for their commitment to craftsmanship.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Wendell Castle
  • Nancy Jurs

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