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Sarah Cain

​Now I’m going to tell you everything

September 9, 2017March 11, 2018

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Press Release

Now I’m going to tell you everything is the inaugural project for ICA LA’s courtyard wall on 7th Street, a large-scale temporary work by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain. 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.