"Pattern Play" Presents Postwar Fashion Whimsy at Phoenix Art Museum

The gallery doesn't exactly say, "come and play," but the childhood desire haunts the dimly lit room. Thin, colorful fabrics hang from the walls displaying delightful everyday objects enmeshed in a combination of retro and whimsy.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag hides in a second-floor gallery of the Phoenix Art Museum waiting, as its designer did, for recognition. Collectors Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III provide pieces from their collection that they say are representative of one of the most talented and influential textile artists of the modern era.