June 29 through August 26, 1990

Susan Lowry’s painted assemblages of tin and carved wood incorporate images borrowed from art history. Sarah McEneaney renders her narratives in a simple style on an intimate scale. While Susan Lowry exploits the printed patterns of found tin, Sarah McEneaney emphasizes unmodelled blocks of color. Using diverse means, their work embodies similar concerns for personal narrative. Interwoven dream and personal imagery provide thematic structure for Susan Lowry’s classical references, primarily to art of the early Renaissance. Eye-catching figures against stark landscapes explore themes of transformation and transcendence; Thirteen’s woman-child, borrowed from Botticelli, remains aloof while observing her family in conflict. More direct, Sarah McEneaney focuses on loved ones in scenes from daily life –thereby confronting such contemporary issues as AIDS and women’s health through their effect on her life and the lives of her friends. Dense with the details of familiar people, places, and pets, these paintings expand the traditional field of view by incorporating more visual information than could be seen at one glance.

Anne Monahan
Curatorial Assistant

Checklist
Some works listed may nor be on view in the gallery

Susan Lowry
Unraveling (Diptych), 1989
Oil on carved wood and tin
48″ x 76″ x 2 1/2″

Susan Lowry
Thirteen, 1989
Oil wood and tin
53″ x 401/2″ x 2 1/2″

Susan Lowry
Passage, 1989
Oil on carved wood and tin with goldleaf
58 1/2″ x 44″ x 2 1/2″

Susan Lowry
Twain, 1990 wood and tin
581 x 391/2′ x 21/2′

Susan Lowry
The Garden, 1990
Oil on wood and tin
44″ x 58″ x 2 1/2″

Susan Lowry
Journey Round the Dark Sea, 1990
Oil on carved wood and tin with goldleaf
49 1/2″ x 47″ x 21/2″

Susan Lowry
World Without End; Earth, 1990
Oil on carved wood , 44″ x 24″ x 21/2″

Susan Lowy
World Without End; Air, 1990
Oil on carved wood, 44″ x 24″ x 21/2″

Susan Lowry
World Without End; Fire, 1990
Oil on carved wood and tin with goldleaf
44″ x 24″ x 2 1/2″

Susan Lowry
World Without End; Water, 1990
oil on carved wood,
44″ x 24″ x 2 1/2″

Sarah McEneaney
Dance and Paint, 1989
Egg tempera on wood, 30″ x 36″

Sarah McEneaney
Two Views, 1989
Egg tempera on wood, 14″ x 22″

Sarah McEneaney
Hard on My Religion, 1989
Egg tempera on wood 24″ x 21″

Sarah McEneaney,
The Fixer, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 36″x 30″

Sarah McEneaney
Abed, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 16″x 18″

Sarah McEneaney
Alpha Dog, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 14″ x 22″

Sarah McEneaney
Son Brother Lover Friend, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 24″x 24″

Sarah McEneaney
Mikal and Tulip, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 24″ x 24″

Sarah McEneaney
Sandra Day O’Traitor, 1990
Egg tempera an wood. 22″ x 13″

Sarah McEneaney
Clinic Defense, 1990
Egg tempera on wood, 30 1/2″ x 40″

Susan Lowry
Born Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1953

Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, B.A., 1975
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.F. A., 1977

Selected Awards and Residencies
1977 Western Savings Fund Award for Painting, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1980 Artpark Summer Residency Program, Lewiston, NY
1982 Philadelphia Craft Show Award for Excellence, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1989 Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1985 Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions
1990 Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1989 Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1988 Dream Images, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1986 21 Artists, juried show at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Marion Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA

1984-88 Annual Group Show, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1982 Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
Small Works National, Zener Gallery, New York, NY
Renaissance Revisited, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1981 Good as Gold, traveling show organized by Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC
Julie Artisans Gallery, New York, NY
Opens Friday, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1980 Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarah McEneaney
Born Munich, Germany, 1955
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1973-1975
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Graduate Certificate, 1979

Selected Awards
1979 J. Henry Scheidt Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Mabel Woodrow Wilson Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Louis Fine Purchase Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1987 Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Prize, Philadelphia, PA
1990 Art of the State Painting Prize, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Selected Exhibitions
1987-88 More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1984 Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1982 Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

1981-82 Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Selected Group Exhibitions,

1990 Art of the State, annual juried show at State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
Artist’s Gardens, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

1989 The Family in Contemporary Art, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1988 10 x12–Ten Years of Challenge Exhibitions, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
48th Annual Award Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

1987 The Philadelphia Eye, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY

1986 The Self Portrait, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Printmaking: East-West Exchange, Chongqing and Tianjin, China
Prints, Beaver College, Glenside, PA

1983 Double Positive, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1982 Atlanta-Philadelphia Exchange, Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1981 Opens Friday, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Dog Show, Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1980 Summer Stock, Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Morris Gallery exhibits of the work of contemporary artiste with a connection to Philadelphia are chosen by a committee composed of area artists, museum personnel, and collectors, and the curatorial staff of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Other Morris Gallery exhibitions of contemporary American art am curated by the Morris Gallery Coordinator, Judith Stein. Currently serving on the Morris Gallery Exhibitions Committee are: Moe Brooker, Diane Burko, Diane Karp, Brian Meunier, Dr. Perry Oftenberg, Richand Sigismund, Ann Ternkln; Academy staff Judith Stein, Linda Bantel, Susan Danly, and Frank H. Goodyear, Jr., Ex Officio.

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