James Castle House Welcomes New Resident Kailey Barthel

the house today is a center for contemporary and historical exhibitions, tours, performances, talks, residencies, and community partnerships

After being closed for nearly seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the James Castle House has reopened welcoming visitors in a limited capacity and with safety protocols.

Visitors to the home of American artist James Castle will be welcomed back by appointment only and at reduced numbers (groups of no more than five) Fridays and Saturdays at 12 p.m. Visitors can enjoy Castle’s home and historic shed, the gallery space and the General Store by making reservations online with access to the house and its amenities are free.

The James Castle House welcomes visual artist Kailey Barthel to Boise from Baltimore, Maryland. Selected after a nationwide call and announced in July 2019, Barthel is spending next ten weeks immersed in the world of James Castle and his house to create a new body of work through November 11, 2020. 

Barthel is a contemporary artist. Through painting, drawing and printmaking, she explores our relationship to homes and interior domestic spaces, investigating the ways in which places we associate with safety and familiarity can be made to feel unsettling or uncanny.

During her residency, Barthel will be using a variety of painting and printmaking techniques to explore the tension between the strangeness and familiarity of disrupted domestic spaces. Taking inspiration from the James Castle House and its surrounding environments, she hopes to capture the lingering traces of lived experiences in these spaces.

From December 4th through the 14th, the James Castle House will be hosting artist, Khara Oxier-Mori is an Idaho based self-taught artist concentrating on the human body.
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