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Oliver Cain wins investment award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

February 22, 2020

Congratulations to Oliver Cain for winning the Craig’s Investment Partners- 3D Art Award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award over the weekend, with his work, ‘Fruit Bowl II’.  This is Oliver’s fourth award in just five months, which is quite an achievement in itself!  Look out for Oliver’s solo exhibition at the gallery later in the year.

Judge Ruth Watsons comment on Olivers work: “White porcelain, so redolent of cleaning and cleanliness, are key to this work’s sly humour. Unlike Duchamp’s famous, bedpan-like object, today’s urinal is more like a wall-mounted vase, here bearing some very strange fruit. So often a stand-in for a body part, the bananas here rigidly overflow their containment, threatening to spill out onto the floor. The artist writes about questioning shame; this work joyously challenges and transcends disapprobation.”