We’re used to wallpaper being a staple of conventional interior design, but wallpaper as art in an immersive installation is definitely more our style.
This year, visitors will be both surprised and delighted as they step into Proof on Main at 21c Louisville, taking in a full restaurant installation transformed by artist duo, Fallen Fruit. The installation, The Practices of Everyday Life, spread over every inch of Proof’s dining rooms, bar and lounge and private dining room to present a portrait of not only personal histories, but the public history of Louisville, using source material from local architectural salvage yards, historical images, personal diaries, amateur films, and ephemera from Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Constructed from dozens of individual photographs, texts and objects, David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit said their researched-based work is intended to celebrate the culture of place. “We learned that one thing Louisvillians have in common is that they are neither Southern nor Northern, not from the West coast or the East coast; they are kind, welcoming people from an important region of Kentucky that has a long history in the United States, and a pride in heritage and love of family that is both steadfast and true,” said Burns.
With spaces wallpapered in red dogwood blooms that reference a Cherokee creationist myth, designs of vegetables and fruits grown at local Woodland Farm or patterns of flowers from an Oldham County home, you can be sure this is not your average wallpaper decoration. Now on view!