Deep in the Tehachapi Mountains in California, at an elevation of 3,970 feet, sits the small town Tehachapi (pop. 14,414). Wedged in between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert, Tehachapi is the kind of town that conjures up romantic, Hollywood-fabricated notions of hardened ranchers, tumbleweed swept alleys and a native population that is tolerated in the context of a rustic Frontier narrative. It is also the subject of a brilliantly embroidered denim fabric artwork by California-based artist Ivan Morley. Morley is a masterful story teller and virtual collector of bits of American history which he bends and twists into fantastical tactile narrations that seek to dissect the historical context that shape myths from the American West. At Bortolami through February 18.