Patricia Bradshaw: "A Journey On Paper"

"Billie Holiday III"
drawing, 28 x 22 inches
May 27 - June 26, 2010
Reception: Friday, June 11 (5-8 PM)
        AES Gallery is excited to present collages and drawings by Patricia Bradshaw. Patricia’s mother strongly encouraged her to be creative at an early age. As children do, Patricia tried dance, theater, and music but art is what she truly desired to pursue. Her hobby of collecting eye-cathcing headlines, old family photo images, postcards, greeting cards, and handwritten letters generated an interest in collages.
By the summer of 1997, jazz music became her passion and legend Billie Holiday consumed her. She read everything she could regarding the woman affectionately called, "Lady Day". The fruits of these studies jettisoned Patricia into an odyssey of self-discovery and she began drawing Holiday from photos in biographies and on album covers.
Moving on she began a series of surrealistic charcoal illustrations of females with intertwined vines for hair in angelic poses. Her journey continued with, "Tea Trees", a group of smaller sized ink drawings of trees on used tea bags she saved as an exercise on how to reuse paper she could find in her own kitchen.
Patricia obtained her Associates Degree with honors in Applied Science at Elizabeth Seton College/Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, and a Psychology minor from Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. She completed an internship at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion in Stamford, CT, and numerous continuing adult courses at New York University.

AES Gallery
44–02 23rd Street (Ground Floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101
Trains N – W to Queensboro Plaza. #7 train to 45th Rd. Court House Sq. or the E – V to 23rd St – Ely Ave. Three blocks south of the 59th Street Bridge in LIC.


This exhibition is presented by Modern Art Foundry and RT Restorations:
Modernartfoundry.com / Rtrestorations.com