Michael Lieberman reviews Sarah McEneaney: Studio Living at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, on view through November 22, 2014.
Lieberman writes: "McEneaney’s paintings rarely are populated with beings other than herself and her animals, and when others do appear, they often seem like doubles of the artist. McEneaney’s spaces often are deserted, undisturbed by human meddling. From a distance, what looks like a cluttered studio or living space is neat and organized up-close–almost unlived-in. Yet each space is filled with a richness of physical detail that is strikingly beautiful and inviting. McEneaney’s animals have souls, and her self-portraits are blunt and self-effacing, suggesting a story that you might feel uncomfortable to hear."