On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present
OPENING RECEPTION SEPT. 7, 6 – 9PM. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is pleased to announce On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present, organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.
This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reisssues of classic patterns. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops. Major contributors to this exhibition are Zuber & Cie, of Rixhiem, France – the oldest extant wallpaper manufacturer in the world; Bolling & Company of Portland, Oregon, who have loaned significant samples from their collection of 19th and early 20th century American wallpapers; Red Disk, of Buffalo, NY, who have brought back patterns by visionary American artist Charles E. Burchfield; and Astek, award-winning wallcovering designers from Van Nuys, CA, and favorites of the film industry. The exhibition includes original papers and designs by Boussac, Zuber & Cie, Abraham & Gustav Zumsteg, Morris & Co, Farrow & Ball, Sanderson, M. H. Birge and Sons, Gio Ponti, Fornasetti, Charles E. Burchfield, and others.