Timothy Taylor is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by LA-based artist, Sarah Cain. Known for her visceral formations of colour, line, and shape, Cain's style resists definition, referencing styles as diverse as Abstract Expressionism, graffiti, and Pop Art.
Centred within a practice that moves effortlessly between object-based and situational work, Cain's temporary, site-responsive paintings intervene across and through the location, extending past the frame and into the surrounding environment. Her new body of work for Timothy Taylor perfectly demonstrates this philosophy, encompassing a stained glass window intervention, a range of paintings, and a large site-specific work, which Cain will paint directly onto the gallery wall in the days leading up to the exhibition.
For Wild Flower, Cain references the endurance of uncultivated plants and their propensity to thrive in the harshest environment. She relates this to the medium of painting and abstraction through her wild and unruly approach to technique.
A self-proclaimed 'renegade,' Cain pushes the limits of the language of abstraction, and challenges the established conventions of painting by incorporating quotidian and poetic ephemera into her paintings. These works often extend into three-dimensional space through the addition of seashells, chains, tassels, and found objects. The large, colourful canvases are developed in tangent to the body, using physical extremes and limitations to dictate the surrounding environment.
This is Cain's first exhibition with the gallery, and her first time exhibiting in the UK since her presentation at Bold Tendencies 6, in 2012.
Press release courtesy Timothy Taylor.