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Artist Talk: Diedrick Brackens


Artist Talk: Diedrick Brackens

Artist Talk: Diedrick Brackens
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 pm
4334 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008
FREE and open to all

Join Art + Practice for a talk with Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens. Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) will discuss his practice of handweaving textiles to explore themes of Black and queer identity, and American history. Brackens will also describe his process of making his weavings and the techniques used—drawing from West African weaving, quilting from the American South, and the art of European-tapestry making—to create abstract and figurative works.

This program is organized on the occasion of A+P's exhibitions
'Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning' and 'Ramsess: The Gathering'.


Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received a BFA from University of North Texas, Denton, TX and an MFA in textiles from California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. He is an Assistant Professor and Program Head of the Fiber Department at California State University Long Beach. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at New Museum, New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; and Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA. Recent group exhibitions include Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Jewish Contemporary Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY; and Denny Gallery, New York, NY. Forthcoming exhibitions include Sewanee University Art Gallery, TN in October 2019. Brackens is in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; and the New Orleans Museum of Art, LA. Brackens is represented by Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.

Diedrick Brackens, "unholy ghosts", 2019, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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