Madison and Matthew Creech - This Must Be the Place

Madison and Matthew Creech - This Must Be the Place

Monday, December 4, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2018

Madison Simmons Creech, a 2010 TMFD textile and fashion design graduate, and her husband Matthew Creech's collaborative works present common experiences in contemporary society as emblematic of pop culture nostalgia. Their imagery is a mix of lowbrow idiosyncrasies and pop icons, mashed together to create lighthearted, digitally-manipulated quilts conditioned by political and melancholic undertones. The artist couple uses fabrication to manipulate visual information that is derived from the collective consciousness.

"We are constantly searching for tools to give us agency in articulating our own identity.  Humor allows us to reimagine universal icons to express our singularity.  Digital fabrication allows us to manipulate visual information derived from the collective consciousness, giving us ownership over the content.  Craft provides a platform and a vehicle to critique and reinterpret pop culture.  Although our work is silly, it is also deliberate and thoughtful; simultaneously allowing us to be complacent in and critial of the millennial generation."


Can you Take Me Higher? Digitally printed and quilted cotton.