Up Next at the New York Botanical Garden: Vultures

Sarah Bahr, New York Times, November 22, 2022

A major site-specific exhibition from the Jamaican visual artist Ebony G. Patterson is set to open in May.


The Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson is known for her garden-inspired installations.Credit...via Ebony G. Patterson; Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago; Frank Ishman.


The visual artist Ebony G. Patterson is creating a new site-specific installation for the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the garden announced on Tuesday.

And she hopes it will prompt visitors to think about what lies beneath the sprawling 250 acres of plants, waterfalls, rolling hills and ponds. “A garden is an embellishment on the landscape,” said Patterson, 41. “What happens when you begin to peel back the landscape and look not just between or beneath the plants but also in the soil?”


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