I touched a cactus flower (P4)
Rarely satisfied with a traditional stretched canvas, Sarah Cain constantly seeks out alternate modes and surfaces for painting—from cutting up canvases, to exposing stretcher bars, and embellishing paintings with found objects, to painting on (and inside) abandoned buildings, windows, and floors, nothing is off limits. With I touched a cactus flower (2019), Cain continues her anarchic approach by transforming the set of a classic New York City brownstone apartment, into an immersive installation featuring her signature style of abstraction, as well as a new work in stained glass. In addition, a custom chocolate created in collaboration with L.A.-based andSons will be offered to visitors each afternoon, reflecting the vices Cain turns to in the studio.
Sarah Cain (b. 1979, Albany, NY) lives and works in Los Angeles. Cain’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum (2017); Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2017); Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, North Carolina (2015), and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California (2015). She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY (2021). Cain is a recipient of the 2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; the 2008 Durfee Grant; the 2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and the 2006 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Presented with Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles