Sarah Cain


stained glass framed by soldered lead
18 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
edition 7 of 13 + 2 AP

Sarah Cain’s painting style is unmistakable. Boisterous, carefully composed, and fully aware of the history of abstraction, Cain’s paintings and large-scale works are unbound by any material or cultural preconceptions. Actual Air is an editioned stained glass work made the same year as We Will Walk Right Up To The Sun (2019), a large-scale, site-specific, stained glass work produced by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the AirTrain station at San Francisco International Airport. Though small, the work packs in radiating stripes, rainbow zigzags, and a solid dose of pink – characteristic of Cain’s play with stereotypically feminine imagery. Cain’s solo exhibitions include Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla; and National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Her work is in a number of public collections, including SFMoMA, San Francisco and LACMA, Los Angeles.