Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Quick by Diedrick Brackens & D’Angelo Lovell Williams

April 2-June 18

The lumber room presents The Quick, an exhibition of new works from artists Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams.

The lumber room presents The Quick, an exhibition of new works from artists Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams. Guided by the processes of “weaving” and “sketching” as metaphors for building love and companionship, the works in the exhibition apply the iconographies of domestic Black life to a conversation about kinship through labor and creative pursuit. The Quick abstracts moments of deeply personal narrative to foster a multidisciplinary collection of weavings, photographs and sculptural objects. Together, these works function as poetic outlines of the artists’ intimate interior lives and studio practices.

The work of Brackens and Lovell Williams (in distanced conversation with a variety of Black makers of disparate origins, including farmers, writers, and caregivers), centers notions of collaboration and community at the heart of Black makership.

The Quick, named for the tender or vulnerable inner portion of a plant, is a glimpse into the sentiment that “the home” is a dynamic space of inspiration for Black artists. Each of the artists’ works call back to the landscapes, households, or other familiar environments in which they have spent formative time.

Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers


April 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
June 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Registration:

Organized By

Lumber Room
Organizer Website


Lumber Room
419 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
+ Google Map

Support Our Community Programs

In just over 4 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.

This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.

We hope to continue building PTXM and TextileX website as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come, and that’s where you come in.

If you feel a connection to the PTXM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider making a direct contribution programming. As a direct contributor, your funds will go directly toward programming, lean administrative expenses, and providing paid internships. We appreciate any contribution you can make and your continued support.

Click to Make Your Contribution to PTXM.