1. Patti Brady

    Totem II 50 x 20 x 2 inches
  2. Patti Brady

    My Seersucker Suit 39 x 24 x 2 inches
May 5, 2018 - June 15, 2018
Repressed Beauty: Recent Work by Patti Brady is a solo show of abstract paintings on Plexiglas that explode with vivid colors.

Artists' Walk & Talk is scheduled from 5:00 to 6 pm Saturday, May 5th, 2018 followed by an opening reception starting at 6:00 pm.


My imagery is most currently inspired by patterns found in fabric and wallpaper, Damask, ornamentation and polka dots derived from botanical forms. The shapes have morphed from square to oval to biomorphic and Rorschach and are designed with paper and scissors or an iPad.

There is an obvious feminine sensibility in all the work. I like the term “femmage” coined by Marion Schapiro, meaning a combination of feminine and collage. My work always has the intent of being decorative and beautifully ornate while invoking questions of what the pattern and patterning elicit in reference to what it means to be feminine.

My physical vocabulary is acrylic paint, acrylic mediums and color. Currently, I am exploring layers of transparent plexiglas and mirrors. The titles refer to historically famous prostitutes and to contemporary taggers.