11. …things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting… at NYBG

NYBG Spring and Summer exhibition
Ebony G. Patterson …in the waiting..in the weighting…,2021 hand-cut jacquard woven photo tapestry with glitter appliques, pins, brooches, embellishments, fabric, tassels, acrylic beads, 7 hand-embellished resin-baed vultures on artist-designed vinyl wallpaper, Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

The New York Botanical Garden’s spring and summer exhibition will include sculptural and horticultural installations by visual artist Ebony G. Patterson. On view from May 27 through September 17, 2023, Patterson’s work is titled …things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting… Patterson will bring her signature style of lavishly detailed mixed-media installations to the garden’s historic spaces.

Her work will include a monumental peacock sculpture and swarms of glitter-encrusted vultures along with other pieces inspired by the exotic flora of the gardens. The installation, while being visually stimulating, will also explore topics of race, gender, and colonialism while inviting visitors to contemplate their own relationships with gardens and the natural world. You can purchase tickets to see this installation here.