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Threads of Change

October 12-October 30

Aradhita Parasrampuria explores the intersection of synthetic biology and design through microorganism-grown dyes on silk textile.

“Threads of change”, a solo exhibition by Aradhita Parasrampuria, will be on display at the PLACE Gallery from October 12 – 30th. This new collection is comprised of textured silk charmeuse textiles from Andrea Aranow’s collection, dyed with water-conscious microbial dyes. As a materials researcher, Parasrampuria explores sustainable non-toxic systems of color. She focuses on the creative potential of microbial pigments, investigating how these living color systems can solve the global reliance on petroleum-based color and dye systems. In addition to using hundreds of times less water than conventional methods, microbe-based dyes create new possibilities for interactive and vivid textiles. Also on display by Parasrampuria is a series of wearable art pieces made from her line of bio-embellishments. This project aims to create an interactive, biodegradable alternative to conventional embellishments which are a significant contributor to microplastic pollution. Parasrampuria uses algae-based beads that are dyed using microbial pigments, green fluorescent protein, and regenerative and carbon-negative materials such as eggshells, charcoal, and cellulose. A wide variety of embellishment options are demonstrated, differing in shape, feel, iridescence, and opacity, as well as exhibiting unique properties such as bioluminescence and color transformations.

Reception will be October 12th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

The gallery hours after the opening will be Monday though Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

The gallery hours of the week of Oct 23 are 4 to 6 pm Monday through Friday only.




Details

Start:
October 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
End:
October 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Event Registration:
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Organized By

Aradhita Parasrampuria
Organizer Website
aradhitaparasrampuria.net/

Venue

PLACE
735 NW 18th Ave,
Portland, OR 97209
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