Opening Reception: Monday, January 21, 5-7pm
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Broderick. The exhibition will comprise fifteen paintings from her last two decades. It marks the third exhibition with the gallery. Many of them psychologically charged and muted images of solitary figures and figure groups.
The works are highly personal and directly autobiographical in nature. Many of them involve memories of family, friends and important events in her life, marking death, illness, as well as those quiet moments of everyday life. The exhibition will also include melancholy landscapes of Ireland where she and her husband owned a house, and where the family spent a good deal of time over the years.
Broderick was an artist and writer who was raised on the Upper East Side but became at an early age a devotee of the village, where she lived on Washington Square Park for much of her life. She started painting in her teens under the tutelage of Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and Vaclav Vytiacil, and later at the Art Student’s League. In the1940s she made several extended trips to Mexico where she attended Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, and later studied and lived for a year with Tamayo and his wife Olga.
In addition to painting she started writing plays while attending the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she met and married the actor James Broderick. They settled in the Village and raised three children, including her youngest, Matthew Broderick. She went on to write and direct several plays, and eventually wrote for television, including adaptations of Intermezzo and Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Later she wrote the script for the film Infinity (1997), in which her son directed and starred. She also worked on the script of Glory (1989).
Broderick’s work was exhibited over the years in several galleries in New York and across the country. Exhibitions include shows in 2009 and 2006 at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a 2002 solo exhibition at Art Resources Transfer, and a two-person show in 2002 with John Wesley, her companion.
For additional information or visuals please contact the gallery at 212.262.5050