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Inedible Cakes

An art show & salon by curator Kay Slater. February 23rd, 2020.

Artshow & Salon: February 23rd, 2020, 6-9:30 P.M.

View our Exhibition Booklet here.

Curated by Kay Slater

Featuring art by: Louise Chow, Christopher Alan Slater, Kay Slater, Lisa Smedman, Heather Bell, Jessie Ilham, Shanna Cheng, Kit Maloney, Georgia Couver, Tracy-Lynn Chernaske, Valerie Pugh, Syd Orion Winkler, Christer Guillergan, Livia Du Hamel, Jillian Brooks, and Pancake Puppetry.

Whether she said it or not, Marie-Antoinette’s infamous quote “let them eat cake” has been used for everything from a call to arms for class revolution to ironic patisserie slogans.

These words have come to be associated with the naive, the willfully ignorant, the libertine, and the apathetic. This event provided a place for us to come together to show, discuss, and contemplate our place in the class war – and we welcomed your contributions and thoughts! Works on display included framed works, 3D sculpture and 3 performance pieces. A written exhibition booklet (English) was available on site and included essays by curator Kay Slater, and collective members Louise Chow and Christopher Alan Slater.

Encouraging a dialogue around “perfect” food, sugar addiction, diet shaming, class inequality, food for show, access to food, and more. On February 23rd, 2020 our collective and guest creators presented what “inedible cakes” meant to them.

Check out some of the featured projects from our event:


Gallery (2D & 3D works) is accessible throughout the evening:

18:00-21:00: HOT TAKE, CUPCAKE (on-going performance) by Christopher Alan Slater

18:30-20:30: ASL Interpretation available

18:30: Territorial Acknowledgement & Event Essay Reading by show curator, Kay Slater,

18:45-19:15: The Transubstantiation of Betty Crocker (performance work) by Louise Chow

19:30-19:45: Storytelling Puppetry Performance (by Pancake Puppetry)

20:00-20:15: Storytelling Puppetry Performance (by Pancake Puppetry)

Open call for submissions is now closed.

Note: The Papercut Arcade defines *artist as a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, photographer, painter, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. The keyword is practice; therefore, if you make art or produce work with the intent of participating in a The Papercut Arcade challenge or exhibition, you ARE an artist.

This was not a juried or curated exhibition, but the artworks were be screened for offensive (illegal/oppressive/appropriative) content.

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