Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Donald's Log Cabins

Friends and I went to see Luke Haynes' impressive exhibit "Log Cabins of Donald Judd" before it  closed on February 28th.  The work of minimalist artist, Donald Judd, inspired Luke's idea behind this exhibition.  50 90" x 90" log cabin quilts in an expansive warehouse space become a sculptural environment, "objects in space" as Luke puts it.  Set up in a closed circular path, the viewer is surrounded by the quilts as you make your way through.  In his statement, Luke writes this about the number of quilts: "I want there to be too many so the experience is one of the breadth of the undertaking then as a viewer digests the project to take time with just a few of the ones that speak to them..."


Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd





Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd




Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd




Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd




Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd




Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd




Luke Haynes Log Cabins of Donald Judd


I was inspired by this powerful exhibit.  To see so many iterations of the log cabin block was mind boggling.   Yes, he did have help in making the quilts (and they were thanked by the artist), but what a feat to create 50 in a few years.  It was a quite a statement of intention.  Take a look at Luke's site to learn more.

(Thanks to Sherry Kleinman for the photos).





1 comment:

  1. Whoa! That must be a powerful exhibit indeed! I too have never seen so many variations on that pattern. Not just the number of the quilts but the size of each is mind-boggling!

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