Artist and architect Luke Haynes will discuss his collection of 50 log cabin quilt variations, which are featured in the “Log Cabins” exhibition showing at the museum.
Haynes found inspiration from the minimalist artist Donald Judd’s work, “100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum, 1982-1986,” which is installed in two former Army artillery sheds in Marfa, Texas. Each of Judd’s works is made of the same material in the same outer dimensions, but each has a unique interior. Likewise, Haynes created 50 log cabin quilts that all share the same materials and size, but each has a unique graphic arrangement.
Haynes’s minimal palette of black and white, with points of red, sharply articulates the graphic variations. By using repurposed clothing and household fabric, he textured the quilts with the inherent evidence of those who once used the cloth. To counter prejudices against quilts, Haynes conceived his work as what he calls “inhabitable sculpture.”
While in Lincoln, Haynes will also lead a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4. Cost is $100 or $85 for museum members. Call 402-472-6549 for more information or to reserve a spot in this class.
Haynes received his formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York. His quilts are in private collections as well as the Brooklyn Museum, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the Norton Collection.
In conjunction with First Friday, the museum will offer free admission to the galleries and refreshments from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 3. In addition to “Log Cabins by Luke Haynes” other exhibits now showing include the “8th Annual UNL Employee and Retiree Quilt Show,” “Threads of Nebraska Quiltmaking,” “Quilt Japan” and “Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge.”
For more information on these exhibitions and other programming, click here.