Ebony G. Patterson: if we must die

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Ebony G. Patterson: if we must die

February 11, 2019 - April 20, 2019

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In Conversation with the Artist
Wednesday, March 27, 5:00 p.m. 

Conversation Led by Visiting Scholar Colette Gaiter
Followed by a Reception

Colette GaiterProfessor, Department of Art & Design and Department of Africana Studies
University of Delaware, Newark

Gallery Location: 301 High Street West, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Known for her drawings, tapestries, videos, sculptures and installations that involve surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and beads, Ebony G. 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. The references to Carnival in Patterson’s use of beads, plastic ornaments, and reflective materials reflect her interest in mining international aesthetics in a practice that is a race against time, as Patterson captures, mourns, and glorifies the passing of too many lives.


February 11, 2019
April 20, 2019
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Rowan University Art Gallery
301 High St West
Glassboro, NJ United States
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