No. 506: Sarah Cain, Supernatural America

Episode No. 506 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Sarah Cain and curator Robert Cozzolino.

Two major presentations of Sarah Cain’s work are on view now. The National Gallery of Art is showing Cain’s “My favorite season is the fall of the patriarchy” into December. The installation fills much of the ground floor of the NGA’s East Building. It was organized by Molly Donovan.

The The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY is showing Cain in “Enter the Center.” The exhibition features more than a dozen Cain paintings made between 2012 and 2020, a site-specific, hand-painted gallery floor, painted furniture, and a new facsimile artist book. It was curated by Ian Berry in collaboration with Cain and is on view through January 2, 2022.

A site-responsive exhibition of her work titled “Sarah Cain: In Nature” closed at The Momentary in Bentonville, Ark. at the end of May. It was curated by Lauren Haynes.

Previously Cain received solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and she fulfilled a permanent commission at the San Francisco International Airport.

Cozzolino is the curator of “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art,” which is at the Toledo Museum of Art through September 5. It examines the relationship between American art and ideas of the supernatural across several centuries. The exhibition will travel from Toledo to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville before arriving at Cozzolino’s home institution, the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Previous MAN Podcast episodes referenced during this segment include Kerry James Marshall I, Kerry James Marshall II, Renee Stout, and Alison Saar. 

Instagram: Sarah Cain, Tyler Green.

Installation view of Sarah Cain, “My favorite season is the fall of the patriarchy” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Installation view of Sarah Cain, “My favorite season is the fall of the patriarchy” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Installation view of “Sarah Cain: Enter the Center” at the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Installation view of “Sarah Cain: Enter the Center” at the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Installation view of “Sarah Cain: Enter the Center” at the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Sarah Cain, Installation view of We will walk right up to the sun at the San Francisco International Airport, 2019.

Sarah Cain, Epigram On Being Alone A Golden Willow Hits You on the Head, 2003.

Sarah Cain, Santa Barbara 1, 2010.

Sarah Cain, Santa Barbara 2, 2010.

Sarah Cain, Sister, 2005.

Sarah Cain, Rock of Good Will, 2004.

Sarah Cain, Installation View at Honor Fraser Gallery, 2015.

Sarah Cain, A Beginning, 2012.

Sarah Cain, Installation view at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, 2015.

Sarah Cain, Installation view at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, 2015.

Sarah Cain, French Braid, 2011.

Sarah Cain, Floor Sex, 2012.

Sarah Cain, Pink Swoosh for B.B., 2002.

Sarah Cain, Self-Portrait, 2020.

Kerry James Marshall, When Frustration Threatens Desire, 1990.

Betye Saar, Damballa, 1975.

Renee Stout, The Rootworker’s Table, 2011.

Alison Saar, Cotton Demon, 1993.

Charles Burchfield, Salem Bedroom Studio, Feb. 21, 1917, 1917.

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