Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Sarah Cain at the Masonic Lodge (plus our first public performance in New York! This Monday and Tuesday!)

6 Oct 2011


Untitled (Marfa), 2011
spray paint, acrylic, gouache, silver leaf, gold leaf, dresser, butterfly, toy car, glass bottle, grass, geode, plastic, bells, on wall and dresser

So much going on here in Marfa with Chinati Open House weekend! But just wanted to give a shout out to Sarah Cain’s exhibition, Forget me not, which opens officially today, and runs through 4 December 2011. Part of LAND‘s multi-site, multi-artist exhibition Nothing Beside Remains, happening throughout 2011 and 2012 throughout Marfa, Cain has created a site-specific installation for the first floor of the former Masonic Lodge (generously provided by Jeff Fort). In a series of new paintings, this installation explores, in both concept and imagery, the forget-me-not flower — a Masonic symbol later co-opted unknowingly by the Nazis. Conceptually, Forget me not deals with themes such as belief systems and doubt, double meanings and faith, and investigates physical, emotional, and psychic space. For viewings, please contact LAND to make an appointment.

And people of New York: Come to our first public performance in New York: Atom Fables, a performative work of experimental filmic sequences by artist Laleh Khorramian set to live soundtracks by Shahzad Ismaily. It’s all happening Monday and Tuesday, 10 and 11 October, at 8 pm at the 14th Street passage of the High Line. It’s free, so there’s really no excuse. The program is presented in collaboration with Friends of the High Line, and it’s going to be amazing! More details here and here.