Looking at McNeely’s work through the lens of pain is almost inevitable, but it was a feat of strength for McNeely to paint some of these canvases at all, as doctors insisted she would never work at such a scale again.
The Pursuit of Art, 2016
The first painting I saw in 2016 was “Cockman Always Rises Orange” (2015): we can’t say we weren’t warned.
Not Necessarily Pleasant: The Paintings of Juanita McNeely
One of the more ferociously beautiful shows you’re likely to see this season is by a 79-year-old painter who was barely out of high school when she was given six months to live.