Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cakeland –Louisiana Style!

If you're anywhere near Shreveport, Louisiana you absolutely owe it to yourself to check out Scott Hove's Cakeland exhibition at ARTSPACE, co-curated by yours truly & La Luz de Jesus Gallery. It opened on February 25th and runs through May 7th, 2011 in the Marcy G. & Jack T. Everett mainspace.

From the show catalog:
"Cakeland is a series of sculptures resembling perfect delicious cakes. The sculptures, with their display of beauty, lure the viewer into a sens of anticipation."

Artspace is funded by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. They've arranged to include a giant cake designed and decorated by Tanya Clark and Sydney Bell-Foster with a frosted beverages cash bar and Think Pink bites. Located on Texas St., Cakeland is currently the epicenter of the Downtown Shreveport redevelopment project.

We're up to some pretty special events ourselves right now, too.

The 14th Annual Everything But the Kitschen Sync exhibition opens tomorrow night at 8PM. We're having all the artists stop by tonight to make sure everything is priced and labeled correctly for the big unveiling on Friday. The show is about 80% presented as I write this, and should be completely hung, poised and pedestaled by 6PM.

There are a lot of functional pieces this time around that are hard-conveyed via the website, so come on down to see these works of art in person. The piece at left is Nicole Moan's life-size, three-dimensional ceramic torso which lights up. It could be yours! Don't hesitate, as I've been selling pieces all day long and updating the website as often as possible. Edward Robin Coronel, Walter Hall, José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, Jasmine Worth, and many others have already sold all of their juried pieces, but there are incredible paintings, sculptures, drawings, craftworks, functional art and more still available.

Big congrats to Myron Dyal & Jennifer Logan for landing a Huffington Post review for their collaborative work, Charon's Pantheon! Columnist Lisa Derrick included many pictures and links to several YouTube videos. Art critic Peter Frank also had occasion to visit the exhibition on its final day and I wouldn't be surprised if he were to put some words together for the L.A. Weekly about it.

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