Last weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco opened a new show from Scott Hove entitled Master of Rapacity. Featuring his signature faux cake sculptural works, the exhibition was thematically based on what one would see in the house of a corporate bigwig’s house. Hove states: “America is currently undergoing a very decisive and quiet transition to corporate oligarchy, the government becoming more and more acquiescent to corporate policy. Corporate policy is by nature rapacious, and could not give a fuck about nature or your feelings. So, I wondered what kind of art might be in an oligarch’s house… and then I made those pieces. I was partly inspired by Mexican cartel boss aesthetics, late Roman empire decadence, and regular old Americana. This imaginary oligarch is the Master of Rapacity.”
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