When: Saturday, August 21st, 11AM-12PM.
Free and open to the public.
Image: Ebony G. Patterson, when the land is in plumage…a peacock is in molting, 2020, glitter, glue, beads, plaster, conch shells, gold leaf, porcelain, paint, trimmings, jewelry, embellishments, fabric, jacquard tapestry, paraffin wax, 12.9 x 10.3 x 9 feet (overall). Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Installation view, ICA San José. Photo: Impart Photography.
Curator-Led Tour of Ebony G. Patterson
On August 21st at 11am, join curators Wassan Al-Khudhairi (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Chief Curator) and Christine Koppes (Institute of Contemporary Art San José Curator and Director of Public Programs) for a curator-led tour of Ebony G. Patterson’s exhibition (featured in The New York Times).
The ICA San José is thrilled to host the first major solo exhibition of Ebony G. Patterson on the West Coast. The exhibition …when the cuts erupt…the garden rings…and the warning is a wailing… originated at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi. This exhibition includes a large-scale, five-panel work displayed with custom wallpaper, a sculptural and tapestry installation and two large works on paper hung as a diptych. The ICA San José has augmented the exhibition with additional works by Patterson showing the development of the garden motif throughout her career, as Patterson has long been fascinated by the garden and its metaphorical possibilities.
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP for the curator-led walkthrough below. This is one of your last-chances to see this incredible exhibition, make sure you don’t miss it!
About Wassan Al-Khudhairi
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she has organized exhibitions including Stories of Resistance, Ebony G. Patterson: …when the cuts erupt…the garden rings…and the warning is a wailing…, Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States, Bethany Collins: Chorus, and many more.
Prior to her position at CAM, Al-Khudhairi was the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She was Curator for the 6th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan in 2017 and Co-Artistic Director for 9th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea in 2012. Serving as the Founding Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, Al-Khudhairi oversaw the opening of the Museum in 2010 and co-curated the first presentation of the museum’s collection Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art and curated Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab.
She holds a BA in Art History from Georgia State University and an MA with Distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Al-Khudhairi is the recipient of the 2021 VIA Curatorial Fellowship Grant and a fellow in the 2021 Center for Curatorial Leadership program.