Close Look: Ebony G. Patterson at PAMM

Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, …while the dew is still on the roses..., 2018-2019. Courtesy of Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, …while the dew is still on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy of Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, …while the dew is on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.

Known for her drawings, tapestries, videos, sculptures and installations that involve surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and beads, Patterson’s works investigate 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 Jamaica 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.

from the exhibition text accompanying …while the dew is on the roses…, Pérez Art Museum Miami, on view until May 5th.
Ebony G. Patterson, installation view, …while the dew is on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, ….while the dew is on the roses…., 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, …while the dew is on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, …while the dew is on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
Ebony G. Patterson, Installation view, ….while the dew is on the roses…, 2018-2019. Courtesy Pérez Art Museum. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.
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