Modern Quilts: Masculinity and Mourning is based on Scott’s travels through Mexico, where he was first exposed to the hyper machismo masculinity of the Lucha Libre wrestling scene and the symbolic and colorful celebrations of ‘Día de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). His work examines the spectrum of mourning, Mexican culture, and masculinity through the medium of modern quilting.
In addition to the quilts, the exhibit will also showcase the work of photographer and cinematographer Patrick Tichy. Scott and Patrick collaborated to create a series of photos documenting Scott’s quilts in an urban environment.
Scott Culley is an American-born artist who crafts unique quilted artworks and limited edition prints. He explores themes of the macabre and masculinity, which are expressed through vibrant, intricate designs. He aims to surprise other men and inspire them to see that quilting is a powerful way to express themselves. Scott Culley is a trained architect with Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Design Studies from the Boston Architectural College. He is a self- taught quilter, living in Berlin with his husband and two children.
Opening: October 1, 6-10 pm
October 2, 2-6 pm
October 3, 12-4 pm