By Arthur Medrano |Staff Writer|
Artists Scott Hove and Baker’s Son present Break Bread in Los Angeles’ downtown fashion district.
This fun, cake-themed gallery housed six chambers with over 9000 square feet of sculptures, an ice cream truck, and a coffee lounge to quench your thirst on this unique experience.
Having never gone to an art gallery myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The entrance was difficult to find due to its staircase entrance, which was occupied with a make-shift hat shop leading into the second story warehouse.
At the end of the stairway, I could already see the first exhibit of a canopy bed decorated with flowers.
This hole in the wall gallery, owned by Think Tank, was whimsical and hysterical all at once with taxidermy animals and weapons covered in icing.
There were influences by Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and watercolors found in artwork throughout the six-chambered exhibit.
The beautiful frosting-patterned artwork is not true buttercream or pipework.
Instead, the artists used poly-foam and acrylic paint to create a decadent experience as if one were to dine on a Boston cream pie.
They included a mirrored-maze that lead to several different rooms.
One even portrayed a heaven and hell experience with a projected scenery of rain and flames with no sound.
Despite the gallery being fun for the whole family, there was underlying criticism of human consumerism we could see in the art.
Modern technology and famed video game characters were seen hanging on a fence as if they were targets to be destroyed by wicked beings.
The ice cream truck was also a jagged perception of how much care goes in with distributing just desserts.
You could see half-empty Starbucks iced coffees and old magazines covered from ash from what appeared to be a freshly opened pack of Marlboro cigarettes.
A good amount of modern society takes for granted materialistic items.
The cakes were a mixture of soft, cool colors with a twist of horrific imagery, such as the “Alien” franchise with miniature teeth.
There were plenty of political statements about violence and racism, as seen in a hung-up pan-sized cake with vanilla icing and a designed image of an unknown Islamist holding a decapitated American figure.
With the phrase “Welcome Home Islamic State,” it brought in another reality with the acquisition the world holds in fighting against terrorism and constant bloodshed at the cost of the sin—gluttony.
This event runs until March 12, and with free entrance as well as the prime gallery location in downtown L.A., it is perfect for anyone interested in art or simply wanting to try something new.