Do you have your cake and eat inside too? That’s what Break Bread LA, a six-piece installation of pastel sculptures, hopes to achieve for 30 days starting this past weekend at Think Tank Gallery. The experience of artistic immersion will include performances, visual art and pop-up dinners on the frosted walls set by Scott Hove and Keith Magruder (also known as Baker’s Son). Seven thousand square feet will be dedicated to the sweet experience, even sweeter thanks to an ice cream truck that sells watercolors that combine with the roses, blues and bright peaches found in its surroundings.
However, the installation of Hove’s Cakeland is not all glazed and cherries. To add details and a bit of darkness to the works, Hove adds unexpected elements within his sculptural confections. “To contrast the appearance of bougie cake, I collect objects that have an inherent violence, but of beauty at the same time,” said Hove. “That’s why I choose things like razors, wolf jaws and leopard jaws, although they are made of plastic, they have a really fierce quality that affects us at a very deep level.”
Exploring your installation during the day is free, but nighttime performances will be issued and reservations required. The events include dinners, emerging lunches, improvisation, poetry readings and other activities related to food from inside a mega cake full of frosting. You can get more information about the pop-up window and how to get tickets on the Break Bread LA website here.