The New Social Environment#944

Sarah McEneaney: The World Around

Featuring McEneaney and Amanda Millet-Sorsa, with Rachel James


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sarah McEneaney joins Rail contributor Amanda Millet-Sorsa for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Rachel James.

In this talk

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Sarah McEneaney

Portrait of Sarah McEneaney
Born in Munich, Germany, Philadelphia-based artist Sarah McEneaney received a certificate of painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied at Philadelphia College of the Arts. Her autobiographical subject matter renders people, places, and things with vibrant, meticulous and detailed brushwork characteristic of the acrylic medium in which she often paints. Sarah’s paintings are an invitation into the story of a life lived. McEneaney’s work is in numerous collections and she has had regular solo gallery exhibitions in New York since 2001 and Philadelphia since 1979. She has been awarded artist residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Center, the Chinati Foundation, among others.

Amanda Millet-Sorsa

Photo of Amanda Millet-Sorsa
Amanda Millet-Sorsa is an artist, arts writer and arts worker based in New York. She has exhibited at Below Grand gallery, The Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Bookstore, SHIM Art Network, The Socrates Sculpture Park, and elsewhere. She has received support and grants through the Materials for the Arts and NYC Cultural Affairs, among others. She holds an M.F.A from the New York Studio School and B.A. from Brandeis University and has been a resident artist at Proyecto Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at ArtLeadHER in partnership with The Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. As a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), and a curator at Below Grand, she participates actively in the NY arts community.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Rachel James reading.

Rachel James

Photo of Rachel James
Rachel James (b. Toronto, Canada) is a poet and artist with a background in experimental ethnography. She is the author of An Eros Encyclopedia (Wendy’s Subway, 2022), and her poems have been published by The Recluse and Form IV. She has presented her work in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including at Miguel Abreu Gallery and Essex Flowers in New York City, Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, The New Gallery in Calgary, and Totaldobže in Riga. As an audio documentarian she has worked with BBC Radio, WNYC, The Organist, and others. She lives in New York City, Lenapehoking.

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