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Racing with the moon

13 October through 17 November 2017

Opening reception: Thursday 12 October, 6 to 8pm*


Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by

painter Sarah Cain. In her fourth show at the gallery, Cain’s bold, multi-layered

canvases vibrate with raw, boisterous energy balanced by sophisticated style,

meticulous craftsmanship, and sharp intelligence.


Cain’s surfaces are studies in the nuance of control and balancing restraint with

indulgence. Sharp lines define her precise, geometric patterning. These lines maintain

their course across materials, seamlessly navigating dimensional elements such as

prisms, shells, beads, lace, and bells. In contrast to the rigor of her compositions, Cain’s

work also embodies a fierce free-spiritedness. Mixing fluid graffiti, spray paint and

splash & splatter application within her more structured templates, Cain showcases an

ease of visual movement with both spirit and form.


As she challenges the definition of two-dimensional painting, Cain also addresses

stereotypical notions of femininity, sexuality, and strength. In her painting aptly titled

bras, Cain incorporates worn lacy lingerie into the painted surface. The viewer is

confronted directly with byproducts of Cain’s femaleness, as a piece of a whole. Quietly

removing the intimates from the forefront by painting them to match the central surface,

Cain’s undergarments are the background to a wild, robust, strong and capable



Concurrent to her exhibition at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Cain’s site-specific exterior

wall work Now I’m Going to Tell You Everything is on view at the ICA LA through 31

December. Her site-responsive installation at Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain, in

conjunction with the Aspen Art Museum, debuts 24 November and remains on view

through 30 September 2018. In early 2019, Cain will install a large-scale permanent glass

wall commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission in the newly renovated San

Francisco International Airport Terminal 1.


*complimentary valet parking

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