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Optical Effects: 1970s Printed Textiles

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Precision, 1971 Cotton; Screenprint © Courtesy of the artist & Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Optical Effects: 1970s Printed Textiles

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
September 3rd, 2011 - February 26th, 2012
Opening: September 3rd, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Striking for their geometric patterns, bold colors, and repetition of form, printed textiles from the 1970s show various contemporary influences, including the Op Art movement and the increasing role of computers in daily life. Their linearity and precision also reflect advancements in textile printing technology.

"Optical Effects: 1970s Printed Textiles" features a selection of fabrics, mainly produced for leading British textile firm Heal's Fabrics, that illustrate the dynamism and gradation of color that characterize this decade. The exhibition includes approximately ten graphically striking textiles from the MIA's collection, with several by top designer Barbara Brown.