November 10, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Invented in the 1500’s as an inexpensive method of interior decoration, wallpaper today is enjoying a new era of innovation and attention. In Why Wallpaper, Villa Terrace draws from six leading artists and designers, exhibiting work from the last twenty years that has helped expand and redefine the possibilities of a medium. Employing old and new techniques, these artists and their wallpapers engage aesthetic and social causes, marry decorative and political aims, and move ideas from the background to the foreground and back again.
ALPHA WORKSHOPS, ELIZABETH DUFFY, EBONY G. PATTERSON, FRANCESCO SIMETI, CHRISTINE TARKOWSKI, BRIGITTE ZIEGER
They come from New York, Rhode Island, Jamaica, Milan, Chicago, and Paris, with individual reasons for how and why wallpaper became a prominent feature in their range of work. Organized by artist in the museum's second floor galleries, the exhibition also features paintings, prints, embroideries, furniture, photography and video.
Why Wallpaper is co-organized by Edward Styles, former Curatorial Assistant at the Charles Allis & Villa Terrace Museums and Jenille Junco, Assistant Curator.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6pm - 8pm
Member Preview 5:30pm - 6pm