Sarah Cain: Loud Object

Sarah Cain, Handsome, 2013 Beads, acrylic and string on canva, 104 x 72 x 2 1/2
Sarah Cain, Handsome, 2013, beads, acrylic and string on canvas, 104 x 72 x 2 1/2 inches (courtesy of Anthony Meier Fine Arts)

Kelly Inouye reviews the exhibition Sarah Cain: Loud Object at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, on view through August 16, 2013.

Inouye writes "Cain’s paintings involve what, in lesser hands, might be considered bad ideas. Materials like cardboard, acrylic beads, safety pins, and plastic bags populate the work in 'Loud Object.' Her practice appears to stem from an innate ability to find poetry and potency in things most of us tend to overlook. It’s difficult to put words to her symbolism and aesthetic and it seems that’s precisely her concept: that art is essential because there are ideas and feelings that are impossible to capture with language."