Fergus McCaffrey is proud to announce our representation of Anna Conway with an exhibition of eight paintings made over the last three years. This is Conway’s largest presentation to date. Conway is a painter of extraordinary precision who challenges herself to present the diverse and often contradictory emotional geography of urban and rural North America. Her landscapes and interiors are both familiar and otherworldly, a rendering of physical locations as well as psychological states of mind. In these imagined scenes, the idealism and determination of the American dream, and the rugged beauty of the land, come up against a flinty, unyielding, man-made harshness. Human figures are scarce and emotions are restrained, yet an untold narrative may be traced in arrangements of carefully rendered objects that approach a metaphysical still life. Rather than engaging in any pictorial suspension of disbelief, Conway's suspension is anticipatory: in the stillness of the scene you wonder what will happen next? As she has said, "I like when my paintings seem to be holding their breath."