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Cakeland: The Beauty War

Art, Installation Chinatown Central Plaza , Chinatown Wednesday October 21 2020 - Thursday December 31 2020
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland
Photograph: Courtesy Cakeland

Time Out says

A section of Chinatown’s Central Plaza is getting a subversively sweet makeover. Conceptual cake sculptor Scott Hove has taken over 943 Mei Ling Way and turned it into Cakeland, a gallery with floor-to-ceiling sculptures that look just like layer cakes. For “The Beauty War” exhibition, a labyrinth of mirror mazes and layer cakes will examine what Hove calls a light-versus-dark exploration of “the forces of beauty and the cycles of nature.”

Hove isn’t actually laying down buttercream and fondant, instead he uses acrylic and poly foam to frost his sculptures by hand the same way you would a cake. The resulting creations—like one in DTLA a couple of years ago—look convincingly like cake, only with more disco balls and taxidermy fangs.



Event website:
Venue name: Chinatown Central Plaza
Address: 943 N Broadway
Los Angeles

Price: $17–$20, by appointment only

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