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Of 72

An exhibition by Ebony G. Patterson
Jan 11 - Feb 9, 2018

About the Installation

 “What happens when seventy-two men and one woman dies and no one knows who they are?” Jamaican artist Ebony Patterson’s of 72—a mixed media work on fabric, with digital imagery, embroidery, rhinestones, trimmings, bandanas, and floral appliques—considers the 2010 “Tivoli Incursion” in Kingston, Jamaica, an armed conflict between the Shower Posse drug cartel and Jamaica's military and police that began as security forces began searching for major drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, after the United States requested his extradition. The violence killed at least 73 civilians. 

About the Artist

Ebony G. Patterson is a Jamaican artist born in Kingston, Jamaica. She studied at Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. An assistant professor in painting at the University of Kentucky, she has shown her artwork in numerous solo and private exhibitions and is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery.


Feb 1
"They Were..." Penny W. Stamps Lecture by Ebony G. Patterson, 5:10pm, Michigan Theater
Artist Reception, 6pm (immediately following lecture), Institute for the Humanities