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Modern Painters: Sarah Cain

Sarah Cain in front of “In Loving Memory of Your Mind”

In Sarah Cain’s As You Continue to Walk Forward, her 2008 site-specific installation at the Orange County Museum of Art, fluorescent colors and patterns crawl up and dripped down walls, ceilings, and floors.  The geometric composition in Midnight Mission, from 2009, begins on a canvas and extends beyond its edge and onto the adjacent walls and floor.  In Santa Barbara 2, 2011, a deconstructed canvas reveals the architecture of its stretcher bars, an integral component of the work.  So, is Cain a painter, a sculptor, or an installation artist?  ”I’m a painters,” she says.  ”I think of it all as painting.  Great painting should expand what painting can be.”

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