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Santa Monica Museum of Art presents dosa for SMMoA

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents dosa for SMMoA. A GRACIE Art Installation and Shop, a unique art installation and shop featuring stunning pieces from the internationally acclaimed dosa clothing line and its renowned designer Christina Kim. Open through AUGUST 18, 2012.

dosa for SMMoA

The exhibition in the Museum’s Project Room 1, will feature an exquisite collection of clothing, accessories, and house wares from the dosa Spring 2012 and Standard Issue collections.

The new Spring 2012 collection is inspired by the vibrant blue and white hues of cloud formations that Christina Kim photographed while flying over Acapulco, Mexico. Kim’s photographs were used by artisans at Taller de Papel Oaxaca, a workshop that continues the Mexican tradition of hand-making paper with local materials, as inspiration to create 15 distinctive hues of blue that match the photographs’ vivid pixels. dosa translated these hues onto hand-dyed textiles, and created clothing for the new collection made from organic, hand-woven Khadi fabric, as well as from embroidered fabrics made from recycled materials. Christina Kim has also created a collection of new items available exclusively at SMMoA during the dosa for SMMoA shop.

In conjunction with dosa for SMMoA, on Saturday, July 28 from 2 to 5 pm, the Museum will host an indigo dyeing workshop, IndiGo Go Go. The workshop, conceived by SMMoA director of education Asuka Hisa, will be led by textile artist Jane Palmer of Noon Natural Dye House; Palmer regularly works with dosa to create hues made of non-toxic and sustainably grown plant materials. Workshop participants will learn the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori—a resist dye method that involves folding, stitching, tying, and clamping fabric—to create uniquely patterned cotton tea towels and scarves. The workshop is recommended for ages 13 and up. Admission is $15 and free for SMMoA members.

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