Ebony G. Patterson Looks At Jamaican Dance Hall Through Her Art
Here’s an interesting video interview with a young Jamaican artist, Ebony G. Patterson who recently had an exhibition entitled “Gangstas, Disciplez + Doiley Boyz” which recently closed at the CAGe gallery, Edna Manley College.
Petrine Archer-Straw interviewed Ebony about her work and had this to say about the interview in her blog, “Diaspora Dialogs went to preview her show and to interview her about her continued interest in Jamaican dance hall culture. Her interview is great material for teaching about what’s new in contemporary Caribbean art. She’s articulate, inspiring and enthusiastic.
Ebony’s images imaginatively recreate portraits of young black males who bleach their skin, pluck their eyebrows and wear ‘bling’ jewellery to enhance their gangsta status. Ebony finds beauty in their psychic violence glamourizing them with glittered halos and luscious lipstick”.