Saturday December 16th, at Flat Black Art Gallery in Palm Desert, artist Cakes the Maniac will be hosting her second solo art show titled BIPOLAR with an all-female DJ lineup, 420 giveaways by local sponsor Bud Angels, and a taquero on deck, just because. Opening reception will be from 6-10 p.m. with a possible surprise performance by the artist herself.
With a title like BIPOLAR, CAKES wanted her new series to be manic, no clear cohesive theme, with art ranging in the abstract, typography, fine art, photography, and digital illustration. Originally from San Francisco, California, she has been painting and dabbling in performance art since early 2002 with her aesthetic summed up in one word: raw. As a local female artist that goes unnoticed in the Coachella Valley, her goal was to bring together a female lineup, proving that women are indeed present in this community and what better way to show it by accepting the challenge of having a solo show with strong female DJ’s to tie it all together.
Starting the show off at 6 p.m. is artist IAMNOTADJ, “A roving durational performance series of open-format sound work with visual projections by multidisciplinary visual artist MLN17.” Next is DJ FEMME A, originally from the San Fernando Valley, who is heavily influenced by EDM and who is also working as a promoter to bring more EDM influenced events to the valley. The valley’s golden girl AMA VIDA will be spinning at 8 p.m. Vida is a music-loving wellness advocate from Palm Springs, CA. She weaves sonic frequencies into palatable audio bliss for people to dance to. To close out the night she has DJ LAZY EYE from Downy, CA whose style is all about being herself.
The event will be at the Flat Black Art Supply Store that also doubles as a gallery. They moved earlier this year from their tucked away store off of Cook St. to their more visible shopfront off of Hwy 111 so that it would solidify their movement within the art community. They offer local Coachella Valley artists a place to display their art in hopes of building confidence and pushing them in the right direction as well as shining a positive light on the graffiti culture that’s been looked at in a negative way for years. Flat Black has been paving the path for local artists to have a voice and are an integral part of shaping the youth in this community.
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