Blanton Museum of Art presents Diedrick Brackens: "darling divined" closing day

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Blanton Museum of Art presents Diedrick Brackens: "darling divined"
Diedrick Brackens, bitter attendance, drown jubilee, 2018 (detail), woven cotton and acrylic yarn and silk organza, 72 x 72 in. Photo courtesy of Hammer Museum. Los Angeles

Diedrick Brackens 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.

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Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701


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