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Diedrick Brackens - heaven is a muddy riverbed

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This fully illustrated catalogue accompanies Craft Contemporary's exhibition of the same name and documents all of Diedrick Brackens’ catfish-themed weavings and poems to date. The catalog includes essays by author Derrick Austin and curator, writer, and cultural historian TK Smith, with an introduction by Holly Jerger, exhibitions curator at Craft Contemporary.

The cover of the book is printed with matte black foil on heavy stock black paper.

Softcover, 9 x 7 in, 80 pages.

More about the exhibition, Diedrick Brackens: heaven is a muddy riverbed (January 30 - May 8, 2022):

This intimate survey exhibition examines the use of the catfish motif in Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens’ weavings and poetry. The catfish has been an enduring, multi-dimensional reference in Brackens’ work – a symbol of physical and spiritual nourishment, a messenger linking the present to ancestral memories, and a guide in his own self-examination. The exhibition navigates the evolution of this important emblem at the heart of Brackens’ prolific creative practice.