• Ebony G. Patterson
  • Ebony G. Patterson

Heliotrope Prints

Ebony G. Patterson



About the print:
digital print on archival Canson Mi-Teintes paper
13″x19″ paper size
edition of 250
embossed by Braddock Tiles

About Ebony G. Patterson:

In her work, the Jamaica-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson explores ideas around visibility and invisibility. Her work examines the engagements with popular cultural spaces as an act of protest, by those who are marginalized. She creates highly entrancing, colorful pieces, which illuminates those who are not seen. Patterson represents the transformations of gender,dress, body, social and racial politics by blending tapestry, beading, sequins, crochet, and Internet-sourced images of violent murders. The resulting pieces seduce the viewer with mesmerizing, striking textures. “I'm hoping . . . to pull the viewer in to see further and raise questions about how we engage in the act of looking,” she has said. Patterson’s work thus elicits a civic awareness that raises the stakes for popular culture as a whole.

Jamaican, b. 1981, Kingston, Jamaica, based in Kingston, Jamaica and  Lexington, KY, United States

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