Pillow Talk is the newest body of work from Coulter Fussell. This exhibition features quilts fashioned after the shape of headboards to play off of the act of dreaming. Using nostalgia as the main tool for her collaged piecework, Fussell maps out both desires and nightmares within scenes that bleed into both past personal history and collective remembering. In the work popular iconography combines with psychedelic imagery and traditional craft to celebrate decoration as a sign of life. The final exuberant mood from these pieces is one built on refurbishing past memory for a new understanding of self conscious consideration.

Join Coulter Fussell, artist, and Jeanette McCune, curator, for a discussion of the exhibition and Fussell’s artistic practice

This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

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Coulter Fussell

Coulter Fussell was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, an old textile town. She is the youngest family quilter, hailing from multi-generations of seamstresses and quilters. She produces quilt-works using discarded and donated textiles as her sole materials. Coulter has exhibited works across the country including The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami. Her textiles works are in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art and the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Coulter is a 2023 Mississippi Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship recipient, the 2023 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Inductee, a 2021 Museum of Arts and Design Burke Prize Finalist, the Jane Crater Hiatt Fellow and winner the the 2021 Mississippi Museum of Art Biennial, a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Craft, the 2019 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Inductee, and the Finalist for the 2017 SouthArts Southern Prize. Coulter lives and works in rural north Mississippi with her family.

Jeanette McCune

Jeanette McCune (b. Oklahoma City, OK) is a curator currently based in Savannah, GA. Her past projects include exhibitions at No One Special in Melbourne, AUS and Anteism Project Space in Montreal, CAN. She presently serves as the executive director for Cleo the gallery.

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