On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present

September 7 – November 16, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center presents the On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present through November 16.

This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reissues of classic patterns and explorations in contemporary design. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops.

The exhibition is organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.

The opening reception is accompanied by the installation of the second PVAC Building Wrap Exhibition, supported by the RLES Burke Artist Residency Program. The wrap will cover portions of the exterior facade of the PVAC campus. Chosen from nearly 200 international design proposals, the neo-baroque floral photography of Portland, Oregon artist Deb Stoner evokes the botanical stylings of historic repeat patterns, while presenting a contemporary imagining of the panoramic scenes masterfully pioneered by Zuber & Cie.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pvartcenter.org/.

The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.