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JSF Contemporary is proud to be exhibiting in the inaugural contemporary art fair in the city of Philadelphia! Join us April 4th – 7th at the 23rd St Armory located at 22 S 23rd St Philadelphia, Pa. Come visit us at Booth #121.
“The inaugural Philadelphia Fine Art Fair (PFAF) is a tightly curated, boutique and impeccably designed fair providing attendees a casual and manageable viewing experience. Prices for artworks will range from $3,000 to $1 million+. There are “must have” treasures for every budget. The fair’s highly – regarded galleries hail from 4 countries, 8 states, as well as a strong local representation.”
Thomas G. Brady: Pastels
On view through February 2019
These intimate works on paper are the perfect entry point for new, young or seasoned collectors looking to own a Brady.
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CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH BRADY DISCUSSING HIS PASTELS. 👇
“On a chilly morning, I stand off to the side, pastels and sketchbook in hand; people are huddled, waiting and watching; cabbies sip coffee; black suits rush by. The bus pulls up; the old guy stands, cane leading; he moves in line to board. The bus, the line, the man and the cane create the moment, and my frantic drawing begins…”
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Thomas G. Brady: Selected Works
On view through November 2018
“Art always makes a political statement. Half of art is what you choose to paint, the other half how you paint it. I choose to paint workers, people on the streets, landscapes inhabited by family farmers invisible to the corporate life. I grew up the only son of a truck driver when unions equaled freedom and workers were crusaders in the cause.
On a chilly morning, I stand off to the side, pastels and sketchbook in hand; people are huddled, waiting and watching; cabbies sip coffee; black suits rush by. The bus pulls up; the old guy stands, cane leading; he moves in line to board. The bus, the line, the man and the cane create the moment, and my frantic drawing begins.
In the studio with fifty colors and just as many brushes, music blaring, I attack the painting. All at once, creation in a moment, cover all the canvas, mark against mark, movement and counter movement, yellow always yellow, gobs of white, cans of turpentine, piles of rags. Paint over paint, colors upon colors making new colors, sensuous and gestural. What are the essentials, what is real, what is important, what is true?
Two processes are intricately related, the initial inspiration of the street pastel and the physical transformation of the image into paint. These are seemingly simple processes as long as you are willing to throw out forty of the fifty initial pastels and from the few that really are inspirational, make fifty new preparatory drawings. Then you paint for thirty years, hope and pray; and with a little luck, the culmination of the processes has magically taken on a life of its own.”
– Tom Brady
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bv farmer ii, Oil on board, 40×30″ 2005
Education, Honors & Collections
1982 Master of Fine Arts: Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1974 New York Studio School, New York, NY
1973 BA with field study: Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1972 Heatherly School of Art, London England
2000 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
1995-1996 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Painting Fellowship
1995&1997 Pew Fellowship in the Arts; Discipline Winner
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2006 07 Eleanor D Wilson Museum Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
1998 Delaware Biennial, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
1996 Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA
1993 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
1979 Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, Amherst MA
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Widener Univ. School of Law Morgan Stanley. Inc.
Blue Cross Primavera Systems
Miller, Anderson and Sherrerd The Hillier Group
Flapdoodles Inc. The Lenfest Foundation
Bell Atlantic Astra Zeneca
Smith Kline Carmine Winters Inc.
First USA Bank Core States Bank
Telecommunication Inc. Saul, Ewing, and Remick
Washington and Lee University Keane Tracers Inc.
Sterling Winthrop ICI Polyurethane
PBCO Drinker Biddle and Reath
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015 Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Tioga Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA
2012 13 Dalet Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 JSF Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 09 08 07 Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Studio Eleven Lexington, VA
2005 Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia. PA
2003 Schoolhouse Galleries, Croton Falls, NY
2002 Studio 11, Lexington VA
2000 Signal 66, Washington, DC
1999 Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
1995 DuPont Gallery, Washington and Lee University,
1994 Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1993 Axis Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Harbs Gallery, Lexington, VA
1986 Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia Pa
1984 St. Joseph’s University , Philadelphia, PA
1979 Anyart Art Center, Providence, RI
1978 The Art Complex at Duxbury, Duxbury, MA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2016 Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 VAM Art, Metuchen, NJ
2009 Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY
2008 Scope Art Fair, Hamptons, NY
2006 Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2004 Hyder Gallery Philadelphia, PA
2002 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, CA
2001 Signal 66, Washington, DC
2000 Catholic Univ. Washington, DC
1999 Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
1997 The Painting Center, New York, NY
1995 Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
1994 U.S. Artists at the Armory, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Delaware Center for Contemporary Art,
1985 Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1980 Unicorn Galleries, Minneapolis, MN
1979 Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Burton Wasserman, “Art Matters” 1994-1998
William Southwell, “Art Matters” 1991
Edward Sozanski “Providence Journal” 1979
Past Gallery Events
Did you miss our recent event IN THE PROCESS: A Conversation with Artist Thomas G. Brady?
If so watch this interview with Brady in his studio on 10/24/18
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Click HERE to watch a video of Brady making an underpainting in his studio.👇