Sarah Cain: Wild Flower
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Sarah Cain: Wild Flower

Sarah Cain: Wild Flower
to Sat 2 Jun 2018

Timothy Taylor presents a solo exhibition by LA-based artist, Sarah Cain. Known for her visceral formations of colour, line, and shape, Cain’s style resists definition, referencing styles as diverse as Abstract Expressionism, graffiti, and Pop Art.

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Centred within a practice that moves effortlessly between object-based and situational work, Cain’s temporary, site-responsive paintings intervene across and through the location, extending past the frame and into the surrounding environment. Her new body of work for Timothy Taylor perfectly demonstrates this philosophy, encompassing a stained glass window intervention, a range of paintings, and a large site-specific work, which Cain will paint directly onto the gallery wall in the days leading up to the exhibition.

For Wild Flower, Cain references the endurance of uncultivated plants and their propensity to thrive in the harshest environment. She relates this to the medium of painting and abstraction through her wild and unruly approach to technique.

A self-proclaimed “renegade”, Cain pushes the limits of the language of abstraction, and challenges the established conventions of painting by incorporating quotidian and poetic ephemera into her paintings. These works often extend into three-dimensional space through the addition of seashells, chains, tassels, and found objects. The large, colourful canvases are developed in tangent to the body, using physical extremes and limitations to dictate the surrounding environment.

This is Cain’s first exhibition with the gallery, and her first time exhibiting in the UK since her presentation at Bold Tendencies 6, in 2012.

Sarah Cain was born in Albany, New York in 1979 and lives in Los Angeles. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and a MFA from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. One-person exhibitions of her work are currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA and the Aspen Art Museum, CO.

©Sarah Cain. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor London/New York. Image credit: Prudence Cuming Associates
©Sarah Cain. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor London/New York. Image credit: Prudence Cuming Associates
 
 

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