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Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .

February 27 – July 12, 2020
Installation view of Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . , Pérez Art Museum Miami, November 2018 – May 2019. © Ebony G. Patterson. All work courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.

About

Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . presents the work of artist Ebony G. Patterson, born in Jamaica in 1981. This is the most significant exhibition of the artist’s work to date, presented within a new installation environment that evokes a night garden.

Patterson is known for drawings, tapestries, videos, sculptures and installations that involve surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and beads. Her work investigates forms of embellishment as they relate to youth culture within disenfranchised communities. Her neo-baroque works address violence, masculinity, “bling,” visibility and invisibility within the post-colonial context of her native Kingston and within black youth culture globally. This exhibition focuses on the role that gardens have played in her practice, referenced as spaces of both beauty and burial, environments filled with fleeting aesthetics and mourning.

Support

Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami. The exhibition is curated by Tobias Ostrander.

At the Nasher Museum, this exhibition is supported by The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions; Fox Family Foundation; Katie Thorpe Kerr and Terrance I. R. Kerr; Lisa Lowenthal Pruzan and Jonathan Pruzan; Kelly Braddy Van Winkle and Lance Van Winkle and Parker & Otis.

Ebony G. Patterson is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

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