In the paintings of Sarah Cain, spatial constraints and material pieties fall away with fearless colors, easily expanding out from canvases into installations which have in the past included furniture, clothing, jewelry, and found objects. A spirited post-minimalist, Cain crafts an abstraction intertwined with life.
For The Sun Will Not Wait, the artist will create a new floor painting onsite prior to the opening along with a body of new canvases concluding with an upward view through a skylight work inspired by a major commission by the San Francisco Arts Commission for a stained-glass wall at the San Francisco International Airport to be unveiled in June 2019.
Other forthcoming projects include Platform: Sarah Cain, a new site-specific installation on the Rice University campus in Houston in 2020 and a solo exhibition at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum opening in January 2021.
Sarah Cain was born in Albany, New York in 1979 and lives in Los Angeles. She has had recent solo exhibitions of her work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Aspen Art Museum. Her work is the subject of two monographs, published by Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC (2015) and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), CA.