LUKE Haynes | Works in Fabric – September 14th – October 21st
September 24 @ 3:00 PM - October 21 @ 10:00 PM CDT
Image Description: This piece is made using the clothing of the individual as the material for their portrait and clothing from their city as the background material. It’s an important piece because, for me, It represents more than just their figure it also has a piece of their self in the work since it was made from their own clothing.
Exhibition dates: September 14th – October 21st
Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, his art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke Haynes 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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Quilting for 20 years, Luke Haynes studied at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union with the intent to create structural art. His work has been showcased in exhibitions and installations around the world, having been featured in 150+ shows in 26 states and 7 countries. Haynes’ work gives new life to the tactile human experience. The collections that have his work include the Newark Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Private Collection of the Norton Family, and many others. He lives and works in Kansas City MO.