Profile: Ebony G. Patterson

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Ebony G. Patterson’s multi layered practice – in sculpture, installation, performance, and video – uses beauty as a tool. She employs opulent, hand-embellished surfaces and brightly colored patterns to seduce the viewer into bearing witness to the violence and social injustices imposed upon the invisible and the voiceless. In these works, Patterson presents richly-clad figures amid a lush environment of plants, evoking her own investigation of gardens, both real and imagined, and their relationship to postcolonial spaces. Interested in how gardens – natural but cultivated settings – operate with social demarcations, Patterson investigates their relationship to beauty, dress, class, race, the body, land, and death.


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