On March 10, 2012, Fresh Milk will showcase Ebony G. Patterson’s “Cheap and Clean – Interrogating Masculinities” project. The project will be screened from 4:00-5:00pm on the Fresh Milk platform (St. Georges, Barbados), at the Bermuda National Gallery (Hamilton, Bermuda), and at Alice Yard (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad), simultaneously; it will also air at 3:00-4:00 at the Popop Studios (Nassau, The Bahamas) and the Kentucky Museum of Art (Lexington, Kentucky).
Description: This project seeks to investigate the performative association of gender through explorations of the masculine as it relates to popular Jamaican dancehall culture. The project relates to an ongoing body of work that has utilized the performative as mode for explorations of masculine ideologies that function within dancehall construct. These experiences were fabricated by the artist employing dancehall fashion, language and ‘actors’ who were instructed by the artist in various scenarios.
Ebony G. Patterson is known for her experimentalist approach to art. From Kingston, Jamaica, she is currently assistant professor in painting and drawing at the University of Kentucky. Patterson was the 2011 recipient of the Rex Nettleford Fellowship.
Also see http://freshmilkbarbados.wordpress.com/ and previous posts On The Radar: Ebony G Patterson and Ebony G. Patterson Receives Rex Nettleford Fellowship
Patterson’s “Untitled” from http://caribjournal.blogspot.com/2012/01/ebony-patterson-in-out-jan-20-2012-may.html