It seems fitting to follow Anne's doll with Marcus'. These two artists are on a well deserved roll, both having received the Charlotte Street Award this year. (Of the three winners of this prestigious award, CTT is honored that two are participating in the Doll Project!) Marcus and Anne are also currently exhibiting their work at the Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City.
Marcus is an artist, writer and Executive Director/Curator of the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas. Former positions include Owner/Co-Director of Satellite Exhibitions, Editor in Chief of Review: Visual Art Culture magazine, Instructor of Painting and Drawing and Corporate Partnership Exhibitions Coordinator at the Kansas City Art Institute and Assistant Director for Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.
As an artist, Marcus has exhibited nationally and his artwork may be found in such public collections as the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, BBC Worldwide America, American Century Investments, H&R Block, Sprint Corporation, Westin Hotels, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and the private collection of Designer Todd Oldham. He is represented in Kansas City, MO by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Marcus treated his doll as he has his most recent body of work. About that work, the following was included with his bio at the Sherry Leedy show:
"These images begin to share a realm of thought that is consistent with the way I experience everyday life - as something full of both wonder and dread." - Marcus Cain
In Marcus Cain's latest paintings, dots and points of color swarm together and linger at the edge of image and transformation, hovering and shifting into a likeness not of an individual, but of a spirit portrait or visual idea. In Cain's paintings, energy gathers and dissipates, as fleeting and eternal as fireflies on a summer night or the glow of stars in the Milky Way. Particles swirl in an infinite ebb and flow. It is as though the painting holds a universal soul that looks back at us through time and space, a ghostly presence with something to say."