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The Structure of Cloth 1.1

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 22 2017

Ruth Tabancay has been fascinated with the concept of magnification since she studied microbiology in college. As an artist, she transposes that curiosity to textiles. For The Structure of Cloth 1.1, she photographed dozens of commercial fabrics with the Hitachi TM-1000 Scanning Electron Microscope at University of California, Berkeley. In daily usage, fabric construction is rarely considered, but when magnified hundreds of times, the architectural structure of different types of cloth is obvious and distinct. Some of those micrographs were used to create weavings with the computerized Jacquard loom during the Lia Cook Jacquard Residency at CCA

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