Sarah Cain

Now I'm going to tell you everything

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

September 8, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Press Release

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to announce the opening of Sarah Cain’s Now I’m going to tell you everything at the new Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Sarah Cain’s practice is founded upon exploring new territories for abstraction and her 40-foot-long painting, titled Now I’m going to tell you everything, is created from a call-and-response method of working with the space, both unpredictable and impromptu. The vivid, dynamic painting installation greets visitors who enter through the courtyard entrance of the museum’s brand-new downtown building. The museum’s curator, Jamillah James, told LA Weekly, “I wanted to do something to activate the museum's outdoor space, and she was a natural fit for that."

Spanning 800 square feet, this new work takes its title from a poem written for the artist by celebrated poet Bernadette Mayer. Cain’s abstract paintings often flirt with installation, unfolding across walls and floors, uncontained by the frame of the canvas. Recent work incorporates furniture, textiles, jewelry, and found objects as a way to break up the experience of painting as a two-dimensional form. Her vivid, playful patchwork of lines and shapes resist simple definition, recalling styles as diverse as abstract expressionism, graffiti, Pop, and Feminist craft.

Cain's forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition this fall at the Aspen Art Museum in collaboration with the Aspen Skiing Company.

For more information, please visit the museum website.

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