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Ebony G. Patterson

BMA Director Christopher Bedford discusses the work of Ebony G. Patterson, whose exhibition at the BMA includes an opulent tapestry with dazzling arrays of found and fabricated materials—glitter, sequins, toys, beads, faux flowers, jewelry, and other embellishments. Patterson talks about these materials and her new work in the BMA’s American Wing, a sculpture that comprises 150 hand-embellished toy guns presented in dialogue with Joshua Johnson’s painting Charles Herman Stricker Wilmans (c. 1804).