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Ebony G. Patterson Exhibition Patron Circle Preview

June 20 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Speed Patron Circle Members are invited to join us for the preview opening reception for Ebony G. Patterson…while the dew is still on the roses….

The Speed Art Museum will present the work of artist Ebony G. Patterson in the comprehensive solo exhibition …while the dew is still on the roses… Organized by the Perez Art Museum, the project is the most significant presentation of Patterson’s work to date and includes work produced over the last five years, embedded within a new installation environment that references a night garden.

Patterson’s works investigate forms of embellishment as they relate to youth culture within disenfranchised communities. Her neobaroque works address violence, masculinity, “bling,” visibility, and invisibility within the post-colonial context of her native Jamaica and within black youth culture globally. Throughout her career, Patterson has often placed her individual works within entirely constructed environments, through the use of distinct wall colors, cloth wall papers or by mixing two-dimensional with three-dimensional elements. …while the dew is still on the roses… will transform the entire gallery environment into a highly decorative theatrical space. Ebony G. Patterson lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica and Lexington, Kentucky.


Image Credit:
Ebony G. Patterson
. . . a wailing black horse . . . for those who bear/bare witness
Hand-cut jacquard woven photo tapestry with glitter, appliqués, pins, embellishments, fabric, tassels, brooches, acrylic, glass pearls, beads, hand-cast and hand-embellished heliconias, shelf, and hand-embellished resin owl, on artist-designed fabric wallpaper.
115 x 144 inches.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by Jorge M. Pérez, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art. Photo by Oriol Tarridas


June 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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