CAKE Rises from MarketPlace Gallery’s Ashes in Albany

This past weekend a new show at MarketPlace Gallery opened – which is remarkable in itself since an electrical fire badly damaged it last summer.
New York Street Artist CAKE
, Brooklyn illustrator Travis W. Simon, and Albany’s RADICAL! took over the expansive space, run by brothers Samson, Alex and Max Contompasis.

The CAKE sign at the entrance of Market Place
The CAKE sign at the entrance of Marketplace

The gallery, one of the capitol city’s few that support emerging and street artists from New York City and around the world, was also home to the brothers, who lost a lot of art, personal belongings, memories – and most importantly, Max’s bulldog, Xena.

CAKE installation at Marketplace Gallery (photo ©Lia Smaka)
CAKE installation at Marketplace Gallery (photo ©Lia Smaka)

CAKE, known for one of a kind illustrations and paintings wheat-pasted around town, created an abstract backdrop for a small collection of realistic line-drawn portraits .

Installation of CAKE wall.
Installation of CAKE wall.

A framed CAKE illustration.
A framed CAKE illustration.

This Is CAKE’s Flickr

Travis W. Simon’s Website

RADICAL! Flickr

Marketplace Gallery

flyer by RADICAL!

flyer by RADICAL!