Sarah Cain

Forget me not

Masonic Lodge (Marfa, TX)

September 26 – December 18, 2011

Back to Nothing Beside Remains

Masonic Lodge
Highland Ave. and Texas St.
Marfa, TX 79843
Thursday – Sunday
12:00 – 6:00 PM

As part of Nothing Beside Remains, Cain created a site-specific installation for the first floor of the former Masonic Lodge entitled Forget me not, throughout the fall of 2011 and into 2012. A series of new paintings, this installation explored, in both concept and imagery, the forget-me-not flower – a Masonic symbol later co-opted unknowingly by the Nazi’s. Conceptually, Forget me not dealt with themes such as belief systems and doubt, double meanings and faith.

Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain’s practice focuses around connecting painting, sculpture, and architecture. Creating site-specific paintings that respond directly to their environment, Cain investigates physical, emotional, and psychic space. Sarah Cain has had solo exhibitions at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara (2011), Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston (2010), Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (2009, 2010); Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich (2009); Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco (2006, 2009); Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles (2009); and Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco (2005). Select Group exhibitions include The 2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2008); The 2006 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2007); Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea (2007); and Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2006). She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles (2012). Cain will be included in the group exhibitions Two Schools of Cool at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach (2011), Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2011), and Gold, Imperial BELVEDERE Palace Museum. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Special thanks to Jeff Fort and Ballroom Marfa