Artists on Artists: Diedrick Brackens on With Pleasure

Image of Diedrick Brackens. Photo by Clifford Prince King. Courtesy the Artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul.
$0    |  Nov 17, 2019  |  3:00PM - 4:00PM

Diedrick Brackens combines weaving techniques from West Africa, strip-woven kente cloth from Ghana, European textiles, and quilts of the American South to create his intricate works. Using dreamlike imagery, he creates a symbolic landscape where the allegorical catfish occupies the realm of the spirits and swims in parallel to the Black body. Linking various images from the internet, social media, family photographs, and other sources, seams and hanging threads are physical signifiers of the analog hand-weaving process, the passage of time, and the artist’s labor and craftsmanship. Priority tickets are available to MOCA members at any time on the day of the program. Thirty minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended. To become a MOCA member, please contact the membership department at 213/621-1794 or membership@moca.org.