Patricia Broderick at Ille Arts

July 25, 2014 9:37 PM

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Patricia Broderick at Ille Arts

Patricia Broderick's (1925-2003) exhibition at Ille Arts in Amagansett, New York communicates memories situated in a particular time and place, marked by the autobiographical and everyday. Patricia's works ring true and personal, laying bare both sentiment and wit. Many are a nod to the past, with titles that pinpoint reflections as far back as the 1930s and 40s, including My Mother About 1936 and My Mother's Deathbed, 1943. The mother archetype has a powerful presence in this body of work, with loose figurative renditions that portray Patricia's own mother (Sophie Taub) as a tour de force, channeling glamour, persona and a consciousness of being closely watched, such as My Mother Making Up - As Oscar Wilde and My Mother Making Up - late 30s. Matthew Broderick described Sophie as "a flapper type person" but acknowledged that "she was very strict." Sophie was married to the advertising mogul, Milton H. Biow, and she passed away young.

The figure is dominant in this body of work, with subjects that seem poised for observation, but the true muse is only manifested memories. They are portraits, but portraits derived from memory, not models or photographs. The intimate paintings seem married to storytelling, with titles that don't cl...

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