Parsons and Pratt educated, Cake is one of the new guard of classically trained artists who has taken street art far past the tagging of neighborhood kids done out of bravado and rebellion. Cake has said in the past that she finds the temporary aspect of street art liberating and, boy, does the public reap the benefits. Her delicate, mournful women are especially haunting when juxtaposed with dirty, grungy outdoor walls and the cement of the sidewalk.
Far from restricting herself to the outdoors, Cake has been displayed in galleries throughout the United States and has even been featured in the windows at Barney’s.
The new pieces were offered in conjunction with MaNY (Murals around New York), a group that produces outdoor murals and public art exhibitions throughout New York City; and FAB (Fourth Arts Block) a nonprofit organization that is devoted to establishing and advancing the East Fourth Street cultural district, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Keith Schweitzer curated the mural.
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