Sarah McEneaney

Land, Sea, Sleep

April 13 - May 20, 2017

Xian to Hangzhou, 2015

Xian to Hangzhou, 2015
acrylic on wood
16 x 20 inches

Above Olo, 2015

Above Olo, 2015
acrylic on wood
21 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Ballinglen Studio, 2016

Ballinglen Studio, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
23 x 35 inches

Ballycastle Spring, 2016

Ballycastle Spring, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
23 x 23 inches

County Mayo, 2016

County Mayo, 2016
acrylic on yupo mounted on wood
23 x 35 inches

From the Ceide Fields Centre, 2016

From the Ceide Fields Centre, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
11 1/2 x 35 inches

July 4, 2015, 2015

July 4, 2015, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Kilcullen’s Enniscrone, 2016

Kilcullen’s Enniscrone, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
17 1/2 x 23 inches

Lang and Irv, 2017

Lang and Irv, 2017
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
8 3/4 x 11 inches

Low Tide Tess, 2016

Low Tide Tess, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
11 1/2 x 35 inches

Reading Listening, 2015

Reading Listening, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Seaweed Bath, 2016

Seaweed Bath, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
23 x 17 1/2 inches

If I Was A Prince, 2015

If I Was A Prince, 2015
acrylic on wood
20 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches

Studio Fall 2016, 2017

Studio Fall 2016, 2017
acrylic on wood
36 x 24 inches

Walsgrove Night, 2016

Walsgrove Night, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
23 x 12 inches

Watching Sleeping, 2015

Watching Sleeping, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Xian to Hangzhou, 2015

Xian to Hangzhou, 2015
acrylic on wood
16 x 20 inches

Ballinglen View, 2016

Ballinglen View, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
23 x 35 inches

Deep Sleep, 2015

Deep Sleep, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Havasu Creek, 2014

Havasu Creek, 2014
acrylic on wood
18 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches

North Truro Porch, 2015

North Truro Porch, 2015
acrylic on wood
12 x 12 inches

Sleep Fall 2016, 2017

Sleep Fall 2016, 2017
acrylic on wood
24 x 36 inches

SPI Rain, 2016

SPI Rain, 2016
acrylic on yupo paper mounted on wood
17 x 11 1/2 inches

Studio Fall 2016, 2017

Studio Fall 2016, 2017
acrylic on wood
36 x 24 inches

Walsgrove Morning, 2016

Walsgrove Morning, 2016
acrylic on yupo mounted on wood
23 x 35 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery will present an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Sarah McEneaney which were completed over the last three years. The exhibition marks the artist’s sixth with the gallery and will showcase works from travels in the U.S., China and Ireland.

McEneaney’s diaristic subject matter reflects her life experiences in intricate vivid detail rendered in her characteristic straightforward style which she has been developing for years. Underlying themes such as the landscape as defined by bodies of water or recumbent and reflective figures gazing outward from interior spaces link the many journeys conveyed in the exhibited works. They continue to add to the ever expanding autobiography of the artist.

A majority of works were completed at the Ballinglen Art Center artist residency in Ireland where the artist lived and worked during the early months of last year. All of the works are painted on the Japanese plastic paper ‘yupo’ which allowed the artist to travel with her materials and upon return mount them to board. In the Irish countryside, McEneaney experienced the drastic diversities of the region’s climate, tides and geography. The exposed strata of sites such as Downpatrick Head echo the layers of the Grand Canyon, a heterogeneous stack of books or even layers of paint on a studio floor all of which are represented in the exhibition.

McEneaney received a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied at Philadelphia College of the Arts. Her work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and was the subject of a retrospective at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has had numerous solo exhibitions both in New York and Philadelphia, where she has lived and worked for many years. McEneaney was awarded a Purchase Prize from the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Chinati Center, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and recently the Ballinglen Art Center of County Mayo in Ireland. Her works were recently acquired by the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.