Visual Arts

May 2, 2014 4:00 PM

In Nerman Museum exhibit, Ebony Patterson probes beneath the surface of Jamaica’s dancehall culture

In dazzling tapestries and a life-size figural tableau, Jamaican-born artist Ebony Patterson explores the problems and pluses of her country’s dancehall culture. For Patterson, dancehall is both a window onto working-class Jamaican society and a crucible of vexing social issues and problems.

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