LOVE IN SMALL DOSES
Opening: Sat, Feb. 11, 7 PM - 10 PM
Exhibition: Feb. 11 - Apr. 11, 2012
We’d like to present you "Love In Small Doses" featuring pieces by David Chung, Nhu Diep, Joerael Elliott, Desiree Fessler, Gunnar Gaylord, Jiny He, Kevin Mack, Snow Mack, Daniele Stendardo and Casey Weldon.
This is our second official exhibition since our grand opening on December 3rd, 2011. Since then, we have received tremendous amounts of support from our friends, neighbors, patrons, publishers suppliers and artists, who we would especially like to thank. Without you, none of this would be possible. We strive to be this area's best source of art for years to come, and we believe this to be possible. Thank you for your acceptance and help in doing so.
We hope you can make it to our opening reception for this show Saturday, February 11th from 7pm to 10pm to see the art, enjoy the music and get to know Flower Pepper Gallery & Bookstore a little better. Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
David Chung - David Chung, affectionately known as The Chung!!, lives in Los Angeles yet works out of some dark, strange corner of the human imagination that the rest of us generally knows to stay away from. The Chung!! uses his unique brand of off-beat humor to examine the inevitable misfortunes and disappointments that accompany all of our lives and finds a glimmering ray of light therein. He currently works full time during the day as a Background Designer for Nickelodeon and a fine artist by night.
Nhu Diep - Nhu Diep was born in Vietnam, but now lives in Orange, California. She graduated from The Bergen National Academy in Bergen, Norway with a degree in Visual Communications. She is currently a freelancer in illustration, textile print and graphic design. She teaches in these areas as well.
Joerael Elliott - Born in San Angelo Texas Joerael Elliott is a narrative artist. His works range from small scale drawings to large murals. Joerael has developed his visual and conceptual vocabulary from his experiences growing up in the Southwest United States. Joerael currently lives and works in Pasadena California. Elliott's intention as an artist is to create works that cultivate empathy and compassion through symbolism and the creative unconscious.
Desiree Fessler - With the background of traditional painting, Desiree is able to create worlds of imagination filled with childlike fantasy and humor that allows her to connect with others and share her passion and sheer joy for keeping childhood alive in the lives of all.
Jiny He - Born in the picturesque city of Kunming, China; and growing up in the wonderful city of Brisbane, Australia, Jiny He has always had a sense of appreciation and respect for nature and life which is reflected through her art. Jiny's art draws inspiration from her emotions and the world around her. No matter how chaotic day-to-day life seems, Jiny can always channel a certain quietness and calmness in her work. Beginning her art career in digital painting, Jiny now likes to explore and experiment with various mediums be it digital, traditional, or a combination of both styles. In her spare time, Jiny enjoys traveling to far and exotic places where she indulges in her enjoyment of different foods and cultures. She currently resides in Burbank, California with her mischievious cat Honey.
Kevin Mack - Kevin Mack is a pioneering Digital Artist and Academy Award winning Visual Effects Supervisor. He received the Oscar for his work on the film “What Dreams May Come”. His other film credits include “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, “Speed Racer”, “Ghost Rider”, “Big Fish”, “Fight Club”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Vanilla Sky”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Apollo 13” and most recently, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. At 16, he received a scholarship for drawing classes at Art Center College of Design. At 18, he was the youngest student to be accepted into the college program, where he studied Fine Art, Illustration and Film. Mack’s fine art, animation and music document his exploration of infinity, complexity and the nature of reality, consciousness and imagination.
Hollywood Today article on Kevin Mack and his art, including the 2 art pieces exhibiting at our gallery:
Daniele Stendardo - Daniele Stendardo, born in 1970, entered the world of graffiti art at a very young age, drawing inspiration from the New York art scene of the 1980s, street art, and skate culture. Over the years, his style evolved by using new techniques on canvas, such as acrylic colors, airbrush and spray cans. Currently, he lives between Lecce and Milan.
Casey Weldon - Casey Weldon was born in Southern California, where he spent the majority of his life up to his graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After a brief time running his own studio in Las Vegas, Nevada, He relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he now lives and works as an illustrator and fine artist. By using to the iconography of today and yesterday's popular culture, his work aims to awaken a feelings of nostalgia within the viewer, though often along with a sense humor, melancholy, and longing for times lost.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Artist Opening Reception for Love In Small Doses!