Up for Discussion: Architextiles, A Lecture with Male Quilter Luke Haynes« Back to Events
Sunday, November 22, 2015
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
East Wing | Main Level
Free with membership or Museum admission.
Architextiles, A Lecture with Male Quilter Luke Haynes
Quilter Luke Haynes will give a lecture on his influences and the breadth of his textile investigations over the past 15 years. His work is exhibited across the globe and is in the collections of major museums. During his lecture, Haynes will discuss his work and the depth of exploration into fabrics and the concepts of the domestic as a medium.
Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, Haynes’ art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. He was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.
A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Haynes’ imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting. Further honing his style, Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area.
This event is held in conjunction with Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters.