It’s Art Basel Miami week and I’m here not just to catch up with my favorite galleries, but also for the sensational exhibition of artist Ebony G Patterson at Perez Art Museum Miami, aka PAMM. This expansive solo show …while the dew is still on the roses… November 9th - May 5th 2019 opened to critical acclaim on the museum’s second floor. Fabric covered walls designed by Ebony make a scenic backdrop, evoking dark mystery of a nocturnal garden.
Ebony has created an impressive body of work during the last 10 years that encompasses tapestries, drawings, sculptures and installations. All are intrinsically layered with a dazzling array of flowers, glitter, lace, ribbons and beads. She initially engages the viewer with her dynamic use of color, pattern and texture to introduce conversations of an often brutal nature suffered by individuals of African heritage around the globe.
…while the dew is still on the roses focuses on the role gardens play in Ebony’s “practice, referenced as spaces of both beauty and burial, of aesthetics and mourning.” A concise and intimate exhibition viewers not familiar with Ebony’s work have the opportunity to see the full spectrum of mediums she works in.
Ebony is represented exclusively by the Monique Meloche Gallery, 451 N Paulina Street, Chicago, Il 60622 moniquemeloche.com