dark matter noun ASTRONOMY 1. (in some cosmological theories) nonluminous material that is postulated to exist in space and that could take any of several forms including weakly interacting particles ( cold dark matter ) or high-energy randomly moving particles created soon after the Big Bang ( hot dark matter ).
Dark Matter is the name of an exhibition of the work of Sarah Cain, which opens at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea today. It also classifies her work in general: blurring the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and installation and including found objects as well as myriad methods of markmaking.
I really connected to this idea when I was creating my dress inspired by Cain’s work. Inherent in the wearing of clothing inspired by art is the blurring of boundaries – is the clothing art? Is the art clothing? Part of the viewer’s experience with Cain’s installations is the feeling of becoming a part of the work, and that is exactly what I’m trying to achieve when I create a garment. Cain’s 2,500 square foot floor painting gives you the chance to be one with the art.
Dark Matter is on view at Galerie Lelong (528 West 26th Street in NYC) until October 15th.
Photos by Danielle Wu (@Danie_Wu).