Leaving New York City
Paintings and Drawings
In the Art Gallery through August 31st
(Left: Cab in from JFK -- Right: Left Turn Out of LaGuardia)
“Leaving New York City,” paintings and drawings by artist Patrick Madden, will be on display in the Art Gallery through August 31.
On Friday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an artist’s reception with wine and appetizers from Gigi Market/Hudson River Valley. The exhibit and the reception will take place in the Art Gallery on the Library’s Lower Level.
Madden, who splits his time between San Francisco and New York, recently described naming this exhibition, “Leaving New York” – “[It’s] about how my (or anyone’s) leaving of New York makes one appreciate all the more the moments you spend or spent there. With my rather nomadic life, I’m constantly leaving ‘The City,’ making me somewhat of a pained expert on the subject. When I’m there, I absorb it more, notice and feel every little detail of it, because I know how much I’ll ache for it when I’m gone.”
His works include paintings entitled “Times Square V,” “Cab in from JFK,” “SOHO Rain Shared,” “Your Lower East Side, and “Left Turn Out of LaGuardia.” Madden continued, “I record these moments as they’re happening with drawings. Each of the drawings has the location and the date written on it. Somehow I’m able to trap each moment – gently – between the pencil and the paper; not just the lines of what I saw, but also what I felt. The best of the drawings later become paintings.”
Patrick Madden’s work has been seen in galleries from San Francisco to New York City and in dozens of corporate and private collections in many parts of the world.