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Castle was particularly interested in the concept of time, and Dr. Caligari is a fanciful exploration of time travel. Its tall case is rich with connections to traditional grandfather clocks. It suggests either a trip to the past in an ancient obelisk, or to the future, in a rocket ship. The title of the work was inspired by the angular set design of the 1920 German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The clock’s painted interior was intended to suggest the silent horror film’s unsettling mood. Castle and his longtime associate Don Sottile developed a smearing technique using India ink over gesso that gave the painted finish its distinctive feathered edges. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Given in honor of Joan M. 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(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." [Gallery label text]", "Dedication" : "The Mr. and Mrs. James Sibley Watson Purchase Award, Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "The prize for this artwork was donated by Michael & Nicki Watson. 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At last, a piece visitors are allowed to touch! Visual appreciation of the polished surfaces and the sleek animal-like leg can be reinforced tacitly by running hands over the entire piece. 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(43.2 x 35.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "17 in.", "Disp_Width" : "14 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Graphite", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Graphite on paper", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Art Service Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Related_Parent" : [ { "Rel_Obj_ID" : "2605", "Rel_Obj_Title" : "Suggestion Box" } ], "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/72.64b_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/72.64b_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/72.64b_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/72.64b_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "17636", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 925, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/925", "Disp_Access_No" : "1978.58", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1978", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1978", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1978", "Disp_Title" : "Table with Tablecloth", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "32 1/2 x 23 x 21 3/4 in. (82.6 x 58.4 x 55.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "32 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "23 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Mahogany", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Mahogany", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Wendell Castle’s art delights and surprises us, and this example is no exception. As if made for a topsy-turvy world, the stick-figure chair stands on a tromp-l’oeil (French for “fool the eye”) pillow that seems to be soft and filled with feathers. At the same time, we can see the wood’s grain and joints and know that it is a hard surface. Wendell Castle is an internationally acclaimed artist who is based in nearby Scottsville, New York. In his more than fifty-year career, he has continued to explore the possibilities inherent in the medium of wood, and to expand the conceptual realities that can be expressed with it. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "General Acquisitions Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/78.58_A5.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/78.58_A5.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/78.58_A5.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/78.58_A5.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "43981", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 3878, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/3878", "Disp_Access_No" : "1999.27", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1962", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1962", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1962", "Disp_Title" : "Icarus", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "74 x 65 x 38 in. (188 x 165.1 x 96.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "74 in.", "Disp_Width" : "65 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "Figure", "Medium" : "Oak", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oak and canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Gift of Angelo and Winnifred Chiarella", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Only piece of its kind created by the artist.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/99.27_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/99.27_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/99.27_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/99.27_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "40448", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Rescanned from transparency 8/2013-- previous scan very pink in background.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22581, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22581", "Disp_Access_No" : "2010.7", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1964", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1964", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1964", "Disp_Title" : "Music Rack", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "53 1/2 x 26 x 20 in. 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This work is now considered one of Castle’s most iconic. For over forty years the music rack was owned by Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton. The congregation offered it for sale to the MAG to ensure that it would be properly taken care of for generations to come. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Given in honor of Marion J. 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