Mon, Apr 15|
Luke Haynes: Art-Quilt-Texture
Luke Haynes will talk about his work during his career and some inspirations within the world of art and architecture. We will see how his quilting fits within the spirit of American art.
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
About the Event
Luke Haynes will talk about his work during his career and some inspirations within the world of art and architecture. We will see how his quilting fits within the spirit of American art. He has made over 350 quilts and has had over 150 shows across the world which depict the scope of his making.
Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, his art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Luke continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.
A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Luke's imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10,′ led him through experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting. Further honing his style, he 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.
Several of Luke's quilts are in permanent and private collections. He has an endless list of exhibits and has been featured many times in the media.