We live in a world where anything mildly eye-catching is deemed “Instagram-worthy,” but that should by no means cheapen the meaning of all photogenic art. LA artist Scott Hove‘s Cakeland installation, for instance, offered plenty of food for thought (and yes, Like-able backdrops) the last time it landed in the City of Angels — and the newest sugar-coated (but no doubt political and socially-conscious) solo show, the two-part “Last Ticket For the Beauty Train,” is set to début at KP Projects starting today.
Hove, who recently co-designed Comme des Garçons’ fall 2017 men’s collection by dreaming up four Swarovski crystal-covered silicone designs reminiscent of his frosting creations, brings the first part of his immersive sculptural exhibit to KPP’s pop-up outpost in Chinatown (936 Mei Ling Way). Tonight’s opening reception kicks off the fashion-faved contemporary artist’s installation, which will feature a “groundbreaking mirrored infinity chamber with timed entry.”
Then on Saturday, September 9, the exhibit’s second part opens at the gallery’s La Brea space (170 S. La Brea Ave.), where the multi-media show — which features a total of nearly 30 new works — continues its theme of examining “the failures of the Illuminati” and the contrasting control of light and dark forces in American culture through giant reproductions of confections. The La Brea showcase will also house Chilean artist Victor Castillo‘s newest show, “Broken Hearts,” which features dark and twisted takes on classic fairytale scenes.
Both exhibits will be open until Saturday, September 30; to get on the guest list for both show’s opening soirées (tonight and Saturday, September 9 from 7 to 10pm), shoot an email to RSVP@kpprojects.net.