Folly is an installation by Beth Katleman, that’s debuting this week at the Greenwich House. The project is a kind of three-dimensional toile wallpaper, whose pastoral vignettes contain some surprising, even sinister, elements.
For instance, two bridesmaids hold an intimate chat as a baby drowns in a pond:
Beth Katleman was born in Park Forest, IL and now lives in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MBA in Arts Management from UCLA and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Folly opens on 20 Jan 11 at the Greenwich House in NYC, a venue which previously hosted Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman:
Two other recent reinterpretations of 18th century Toile de Jouy include Glasgow toile by the studio Timorous Beasties:
And Harlem toile by Sheila Bridges:
Via the NYT.