Monday, April 9, 2012

Scott Hove: My Own Private Apocalypse


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In the latest addition to his cake-themed sculptures and installations, Scott Hove explores the concept of the End of Days. Throughout our history, artists, musicians, authors, mystics, and politicians have used the concept of the 'imminent end of civilization' to create a sense of urgency and identity around the issues of their time. In My Own Private Apocalypse, Scott comes to terms with his own personal beliefs and obsessions around the end of the world, and pays ironic tribute to those whose beliefs and fanaticism around environment, economy and spirituality have indeed resulted in apocalypse on a small to not-so-small scale.

In My Own Private Apocalypse, Scott continues his ongoing 'Cakeland' theme, utilizing traditional cake decorating tools and techniques with acrylic media to render extremely realistic looking wall-hanging cakes and immersive kaleidoscopic installations. These are then accessorized with decidedly un-cakelike items such as taxidermy jaws, hypodermic needles, plastic insects and other objects which counterbalance the typical sense of happiness and positive expectation associated with a delicious looking cake. In this exhibition Scott engages the viewer in a roller coaster ride of sensation: from the experience of beauty and joy, to the deconstruction of beauty, struggle, greed and artifice, the distortion of volume and space, and then a return to beauty and joy.

Scott Hove was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area. He lives and works in his Oakland gallery/warehouse known as Cakeland, which is visited regularly by collectors and enthusiasts of food and art. His work has been featured in HiFructose Magazine, The Cooking Channel, KCRW Radio, The LA Times, and dozens of print magazines and blogs. He has shown his work at Billy Shire Fine Arts and Scion Space in Los Angeles, Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Musee De Halle in Paris, Modern Eden Gallery and 941 Geary in San Francisco.


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18 comments:

sporkgasm said...

Love it! I need a pink zombie apocalypse cake. And three people have now brought up the end of days today. I don't know if I should be scared, or eat another cupcake.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, this is so you. So so so you.

Kathryn said...

These are awesome!

Trixie said...

Eat another cupcake sporkgasm!
These are so cool! I love them, especially that first one!

rach said...

Thats cool that these are cake But I have to say the teeth freak me out a little bit! (especially that pink star fish looking one....maybe it looks a little too much like a whoo-ha with teeth or something lol!!)

Lara said...

SO twisted! They're beautiful though!

Caroline said...

OMG...brilliant! And scary. LOL

ajg-jane said...

OH.MY.GOD.

SOOOO wicked.

NellieVaughn said...

Was there a vagina dentata cake?

bananas. said...

this shit is fucking CRAY CRAY. i don't know whether to run and hide or stare in disbelief.

and of course he's from the bay area. explains so much.

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

That's messed up. I love it

Trissta said...

Holy shit, that's awesome. I can't believe the details. Can he design my next birthday cake? I'd make him zombie cookies or something.

Much Love,
Trissta

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm in awe! They are wonderful, and so so creepy. Maybe it's because I'm feeling a bit wobbly in the stomach, but I can hardly bare to look at the pieces. Brrrr...

Maegan Tintari said...

omg these are FUCKING RADICAL. seriously, I want to touch them!

itsCatherine said...

I really like that it is done with traditional cake tools. Perfect.

Kitty Stampede said...

These look EFFING DELISH!!!!

Kristine said...

I'M. SO. SCARED!!!!!!

Cheryl Ann said...

the little star cake (4th pic) immediately made me think of a vag with teeth! i was cracking up looking at the rest. how do you make frosting look spiky?? talented dude. also, super weird.