Future, Artworks, Stations



Project Description

Sarah Cain’s artwork for the station’s entrance is intended to be a welcoming, oasis of color and design in contrast to the density of metallic high-rise buildings in Century City. Cain’s artwork at the street-level will include translucent and reflective colors in glass that will transform in relation to the sun’s rotation. Entering the station, the artwork continues, offering an immersive experience in saturated color and complex spacious geometric design. Cain wants the station, as well as the artwork, to feel accessible and welcoming to all people.

Artist Statement

“I wanted to create a design that would draw in people who might not take the Metro normally as well as offer a visual experience that unfolds over time for those who regularly ride.”

About the Artist

SARAH CAIN (b. 1979, Albany, New York) creates exuberant abstract paintings that jump the bounds of the canvas to integrate a variety of surfaces and materials, ranging in size from the handheld to the monumental. Cain earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Dallas Museum of Art (DMA); Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle; National Gallery of Art; and Pérez Art Museum Miami, among other institutions. Cain, who has created numerous temporary site-specific installations, completed her first permanent public art commission in 2019 for San Francisco International Airport.