I’m here to share with you an exhibit in downtown Los Angeles that I had the chance to attend. Think Tank Gallery presents BREAK BREAD which features cake sculptures from Scott Hove and water color paintings from Baker’s son. It was hosted by the Think Tank Gallery.

Lauren Koontz; Ambersocialla

Upon entering myself and Amber went to a room occupied by Bakers Son which was very reminiscent of real life, especially in the inner city. An ice cream truck, a vigil, and images of past times that I could very easily relate to surrounded us. Luckily Baker’s Son, or Keith, was there painting away in his element until I interrupted him! Look…. I needed a picture ok!?  He was very nice and explained to us how his paintings were a nostalgic look into his past. Hanging up were pictures of kool aid, homie the clown, Nas’ illmatic cover art, and honey buns!! Who didn’t like honey buns as a child!? I’ve since graduated from honey buns to Cinnabun but I can’t lie and say I didn’t have a taste for one after seeing the picture!

There were other portrayals that set a more serious tone such as pictures of a gun and the vigil filled with stuffed animals in which he explained that he had lost friends to violence in the past. Bakers Son is an excellent artist!

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Once we exited we made our way into another room that was filled with the works of Scott Hove. I must say the cake sculptures are something that requires a bit more thought to actually understand and unfortunately Scott Hove wasn’t there to offer an explanation into what was roaming in his mind. Oh well. I can just assume it is something crazy beautiful.

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In the next room is something that resembles a fun house maze full of mirrors and more cake sculptures, that will eventually lead to something else like a jail cell….or a locked basement!

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What we really had fun with was the fire and rain… literally a background that kept changing between fire and rain. Not sure the whole reason behind it but they made for some pretty cool pics! LOL!

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We eventually made our way to the coffee area and we were met by B! B Fienberg is the creator and CEO of Bs Brig. B is from Brazil and offered us a Brazilian treat I had never heard of: Brigadeiro. It tasted like brownie mix with sprinkles on top. Delicious! I wanted more but didn’t want to look greedy.

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There was a disco ball that illuminated the area that gave Amber the inspiration she need to twirl. Because a girls gotta get a pic that looks like she one with the atmosphere! B being a fellow twirl enthusiast introduced us to an app that is basically going to take our photos to the next level! Thank B for Boomerang! GIFs on deck! LOL!

Think Tank Gallery presents BREAK BREAD

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We tried to get a good on in the fire and rain room but my boomerang skills are clearly subpar to Bs. She’s a pro.

That was basically all there was to the whole thing.

I went with expectations that the exhibit would be a bit, I don’t know…. GRANDER than it actually was. Based off of a pic from a flyer that looked like something from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. But that wasn’t exactly the case. I also didn’t realize that it was smack dab in the middle of Downtown LA!! You know… those congested parts I don’t care for! Ha! It was still nonetheless an interesting, crazy/beautiful, cakey, nostalgic labyrinth of the sorts and it was just nice to enjoy something on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.