Andrew Cain grew up in Modesto, CA in the Central Valley of California. He attended Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, AUS and in 2009 graduated with a BFA in Printmaking, Drawing and Art Theory. When he returned to Modesto in 2010, he became active in the local art communities showing work throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area. He became a board member of the Modesto Art Museum in 2010 during this time and later served as the Executive Director of the Museum in 2015. In 2013 he became the Instructional Support Technician for the Art Department at Stanislaus State working with the University and community members to help cultivate a healthy creative climate in the Valley, connecting the University with local art organizations, galleries, and government to create and produce events within the community. Andrew is currently a graduate student at SMFA at Tufts University, and works on creating platforms for artists to work together, collaborate, and create works in safe and new ways addressing and responding to the current pandemic.
We Are All Just Hanging On
Wood, Screws, Screen-print on Thai Paper, Duct tape, metal pipes, twine, and projection.
Dimensions: 8’ x 4’ x 6’. 2021.
As the pandemic lingers on, with the forces of nature pushing us apart, it seems that we are all barely hanging on, to each other, to our work, to our sanity. I reached out to my virtual community and asked them, “What keeps you holding on during these hard times.” We Are All Just Hanging On, takes the answers to this question, shining a beacon of light inside a parachute, tethered to metal poles that are being pushed up by wind generated by box fans. Each sway of the chute, each pull of tension from the wind, jostling around this fragile piece of screen-printed paper is the representation of how fragile and delicate we are and how we are all doing our best to stay afloat against the winds of change and time.