If These Walls Could Talk

Artsy Editorial
Mar 12, 2013 4:59PM

Wallpaper choices are often ephemeral—beneath a layer of paisley, one might find the stripped remains of a wall once patterned in stripes or checks. Alongside historic samples sourced from the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, the artworks at right use wallpaper as a patterned design element, conducive to thoughtful moments but also enduring—free from the whims of a spontaneous decorator.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019