Scott Hove’s New, Two-Part Return to Cakeland

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Scott Hove has a new two-part show with KP Projects in Los Angeles, implementing both locations of the gallery. The first, debuting Sept. 1, is a “an immersive Pentagon Cake Infinity Chamber” at the gallery’s Chinatown pop-up. The other is a multimedia art showcase at the La Brea location, with complete with an altar-like bed with sant fuchsia sheets and artificial flowers styled in Hove’s typical blend of horror and deliciousness. “Last Ticket to the Beauty Train” is the title of the shows. Hove appears in “Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose,” current running at the Crocker Art Museum.

I interview Hove for Hi-Fructose Vol. 39, where he shared some insight on how he developed his aesthetic: “The light and the dark co-exist, and that idea exists in all of my work,” he said. “We see these tools, whether guns or knives, presented as something like a cake, and we feel that initial pause in seeing that. I’m fascinated by that. It’s fun to manipulate that psychological tension.”

The Chinatown edition of “Last Ticket to the Beauty Train” starts Sept. 1 and lasts through Sept. 30. The La Brea show kicks off Sept. 9 and runs through Sept. 30.

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