Diedrick Brackens: darling divined

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Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) constructs intricately woven textiles that speak to the complexities of black and queer identity in the United States. Interlacing diverse traditions, including West African weaving, European tapestries, and quilting from the American south, Brackens creates cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives that lyrically merge lived experience, commemoration, and allegory. He uses both commercial dyes and unconventional colorants such as wine, tea, and bleach, and foregrounds the loaded symbolism of materials like cotton, with its links to the transatlantic slave trade.



This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Curator, and Francesca Altamura, Curatorial Assistant.



Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent solo exhibitions include “hearts, hands, and other members,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas (2015); “a slow reckoning,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University (2017); and “unholy ghosts,” Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2019). Group exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; McColl Center for Art+Innovation, Charlotte; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Denny Gallery, New York; Biola University, La Mirada; Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Marin Community Foundation, Novato; Work Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; SOMArts, San Francisco; and the 3rd Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Brackens was in residence at Long Beach Museum of Art in 2017, and at the Joan Michell Center in 2016.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

12.04.2018 - 08.09.2019
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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20.07.2019 - 10.11.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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07.12.2018 - 12.01.2020
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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13.02.2019 - 15.09.2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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12.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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24.08.2019 - 07.09.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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03.05.2019 - 08.12.2019
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn

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27.07.2019 - 02.02.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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31.07.2019 - 03.09.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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27.10.2019 - 05.07.2020
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale

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15.12.2018 - 30.06.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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13.10.2019 - 20.01.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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06.04.2019 - 08.09.2019
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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16.11.2019 - 15.03.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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12.09.2019 - 23.02.2020
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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Diedrick Brackens: darling divined New Museum Main address: New Museum 235 Bowery NY 10002 New York, United states New Museum 235 Bowery NY 10002 New York, United states Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) constructs intricately woven textiles that speak to the complexities of black and queer identity in the United States. Interlacing diverse traditions, including West African weaving, European tapestries, and quilting from the American south, Brackens creates cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives that lyrically merge lived experience, commemoration, and allegory. He uses both commercial dyes and unconventional colorants such as wine, tea, and bleach, and foregrounds the loaded symbolism of materials like cotton, with its links to the transatlantic slave trade.



This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Curator, and Francesca Altamura, Curatorial Assistant.



Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent solo exhibitions include “hearts, hands, and other members,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas (2015); “a slow reckoning,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University (2017); and “unholy ghosts,” Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2019). Group exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; McColl Center for Art+Innovation, Charlotte; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Denny Gallery, New York; Biola University, La Mirada; Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Marin Community Foundation, Novato; Work Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; SOMArts, San Francisco; and the 3rd Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Brackens was in residence at Long Beach Museum of Art in 2017, and at the Joan Michell Center in 2016.
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