{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 2604, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/2604", "Disp_Access_No" : "1965.21", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1963", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1963", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1963", "Disp_Title" : "Blanket Chest", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "36 1/2 x 32 x 21 in. (92.7 x 81.3 x 53.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "36 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "32 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Cherry", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Cherry", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Blanket Chest is now considered among Castle's early masterpieces. Not only is it one of the first major works to use stack lamination, it also stakes its claim equally as sculpture and furniture. The central form is carved from two blocks of laminated cherry, hollowed out to serve as a storage container. (The lid opens to reveal an ample cradle-like cavity.) The piece is also compelling as sculpture, with its distinctive pod shape and its plant-inspired handle, appearing to grow out of its half-domed base. Speaking in 2004 about this piece, Castle explained that the base began as a square, which he modified as the piece evolved. Although bases are easy for visitors to overlook - often requiring a change in position from standing to crouching - they are critical to the support and the overall aesthetics. About the significance of bases, particularly of tables and desk, Castle once explained, "I kind of like the thing underneath the most. I was interested in…getting the base out from under the table and making the whole thing a piece of sculpture." 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In Rochester, Castle has been an influential teacher through his affiliations with a number of schools, including the State University of New York at Brockport and Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts, where he currently holds the position of artist-in-residence. 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[Gallery label text]", "Dedication" : "Art Service Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Related_Children" : [ { "Rel_Obj_ID" : "3060", "Rel_Obj_Title" : "Drawing for Suggestion Box" } ], "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/72.64a_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/72.64a_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/72.64a_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/72.64a_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "40609", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 10533, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/10533", "Disp_Access_No" : "2002.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1966", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1966", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1966", "Disp_Title" : "Two-seat Bench", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "28 5/8 x 54 3/8 x 22 in. (72.7 x 138.1 x 55.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "28 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "54 3/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Oak", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Stack laminated oak", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The MAG’s benches by Wendell Castle are the rare artworks in the museum that visitors are encouraged to touch. Run your hands along the smooth wood and sit down to contemplate other works nearby or just to rest. This bench was originally part of a dining room suite commissioned by the Baker family of Rochester. The artist used a technique called stack lamination, in which planks of wood are stacked and glued together, then carved and joined to create the final form. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2002.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2002.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2002.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2002.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "15912", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 2626, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/2626", "Disp_Access_No" : "1942.47", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Sofa", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, American", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, American", "Disp_Dimen" : "", "Disp_Height" : "", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Walnut", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Walnut", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This sofa was formerly owned by Oliver Culver (1778-1867), who was an early Rochester pioneer, first supervisor of the town of Brighton, and original builder of the road that became East Avenue. Family tradition states that the sofa was made by a local cabinetmaker from lumber cleared off property owned by Culver. The furniture style is called Empire because it was influenced by French design; it was popularized in the 1820s by a furniture designer named Duncan Phyfe whose workshop was in New York City. Two Rochester streets are named for Culver: Culver Road and Oliver Street. The 1815 section of Culver’s home still stands today on East Boulevard, where it was moved from its original location at the corner of East Avenue and Culver Road. [Gallery label text, 2002]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Purchased from Oliver Culver House on East Blvd, from Lawrence C. Smith, grandson of Culver. 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[Gallery label text, 2007]", "Dedication" : "Bequest of Jean Craig", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.37_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.37_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.37_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.37_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39722", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }