Saturday, April 05, 2008
Little Cakes opened their new show last night, Guillermina Baiguera's Pink Waters Delay Their Heart. First of all: GREAT title. And no, I haven't seen the show, but I plan to today or tomorrow. Missing any of their exhibits is something I always regret. And one way to get over regret is to not have it. Aren't I zen this morning?
I was reminded of one of the reasons I love Little Cakes so much when I read the Dave Hickey interview I linked to earlier in the week. Hickey answered the question, "How are galleries different [from the past]?", with "Now they’re department stores. Stables of artists once embodied the taste of the gallerist." Well, I'm happy to tell him that the latter spirit is alive and well with Little Cake's approach. Their crew of artists reflects an aesthetic best described as power delicate. Little Cakes is one of a handful of galleries that push hard against this way-too-common (and WAY too predictable) practice of stable making that Hickey bemoans. LC is like that bite of green tea ginger ice cream you had 8 years ago that still haunts your palate. Resonant, baby. Their love is strong.