Flower Pepper Gallery is located at Old Pasadena. As the newest art gallery, we are aggressively looking to stay positioned as this area's best source of art for years to come. We exhibit contemporary art from local artists as well as artists from overseas. Our collection features books on art & design, and art products for everyday use. We host events and exhibitions regularly.
Big thanks to Lisa Derrick and Cartwheel for the write up on Flower Pepper Gallery:
121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Monday: 11 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
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The Season of Spring
Curated by The World's Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik
Opening: Saturday: March 1st from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Exhibition: March 1st -April 4th, 2014
"春" is the symbol of Spring and this March at Flower Pepper Gallery we are welcoming in the season with a group show curated by the world's most adorable art critic - Daniel Rolnik. Fresh flowers and awesome art will blossom into your imagination and fill your hearts with happiness at the not-to-be-missed opening reception on March 1st, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
"I believe there is a wonderful connection between a work of art and the artist that created it. So, I have travelled the globe to put together this all-star group of artists with positive attitudes, happy hearts, and beautiful images that I can't wait for you to see! YAY!!!" The World's Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik
Aaron Axelrod, Aaron Brown, Adam Roth, Adrienne Adar, Alex Schaefer, Alexander Laccarino (That Kid Who Draws), Alisa Yang, Allison Krumwiede, Allison Smith, Almighty Opp, Amy Yung, Andre Miripolsky, Anne Faith Nicholls, Anthony Ausgang, Ben Tegel, Bob Dob, Brad Tinmouth, Bradford Lynn, Brook Meinhardt, Bruce Lee Webb, Cam Wall, Camilla Taylor, Camille Banchad, Chilin's Pinstriping, Chris Rexroad, Clark Walter, Claudia Kleefeld, Collin van der Sluijs, Comet Debris, Cosmic Nuggets, Dev N Gosha, Douglas Alvarez, Dr. Cream, EARS, Ellen Schinderman, Ellen Stagg, Emmett Potter, Erik Flores, Erin Burrell, Erwin Recinos, Esther Pearl Watson, Ethan Turpin, Fausto Fernandez, GATS, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Gina Phillips, Graham Curran, Huseyin Sami, Isabelle Alford-Lago, Jacob Arden McClure, Jacob van Loon, James Van Arsdale, Jamie Dean, Jason Brammer, Javier Rameriz, J.A.W. Cooper, Jay Erker, Jay Ryan, Jeni Yang, Jennie Cotterill, Jesse Tise, Jessica Dalva, Jon Bernad, Jon Stich, Joseph Remnant, JT Steiny, Jud Bergeron, Jules Muck, Julian Callos, Keith Dugas, Kelly Allen, Kevin Russ, Kimberly Hahn, Kio Griffith, Kristin Bauer, Laura Krifka, Lauren Von Gaugh, Leah C. Dixon, Liberated Objects, Lilstickyrice, Little Friends of Printmaking, Liz McGrath, Lizzi Kresteller, Lukaz Belcarski, Lyndsey Lesh, Luis "Guava" Arevalo, Haunted Euth, Hieronymus, Homo Riot, Malcolm Stuart, Malka Nedivi, Manly Art, Mark Bieraugel, Mark Todd, Mary Delioussina, Mashanda Lazarus, Max Neutra, MEGA, Michael C. Hsiung, Michelle Devereux, Mike Egan, Mike Reynolds, Miri Chais, Moss All The Time, Nervis Wreck, Nicole Bruckman, Numskull, Om Bleicher, Orson Oblowitz, Pamela Grau, Poppy Lawman, Porous Walker, Quam Odunsi, Quentin "Shplinton" Thomas, Reed Seifer, Rick Morris, Robert Fontenot, Ryan McIntosh, Salao Coboi, Sarah Harkey, Scott McPherson, Septerhed, Sinae Park, T. Fail, Tami Demaree, Teddy Kelly, Terri Berman, Toby Goodshank, The Radioactive Chicken Heads, Rebecca Manson, Rebecca Rose, Trace Mendoza, TSF, Victoria Warehem, XVALA, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Yuri Hasagawa, Zio Ziegler
View All Artwork Here (Updated as of 03/02/14): http://flower-pepper.viewbook.com/album/the-season-of-spring#1
All of the works for The Season of Spring are "Cash and Carry". Due to the large amount of the art pieces we work with, we won't be able to list art pieces individually. So please call gallery at 626-795-1895 or email gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase. We accept all major Credit Cards, or we can send invoice to you via PayPal to pay. We will update our Artwork Link daily. Thank you very much!
Opening Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.523181491133488&type=1&l=2bb7da72b5
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/682618401800406/
Video on Yuri Hasagawa's artwork: http://banksyforum.proboards.com/thread/113991/saber-retna-gats-septerhed
Video on Joseph Remnant: http://vimeo.com/87576221
Article by Stepanie for Platinum Cheese: http://platinumcheese.com/2014/02/25/sneak-peek-the-season-of-spring-flower-pepper-gallery/
Article by Lisa Derrick for Cartwheel: http://www.cartwheelart.com/2014/02/27/interview-keith-dugas-the-season-of-spring-at-flower-pepper-gallery/
Article by Kat Ward for Hometown Pasadena: http://hometown-pasadena.com/talk-of-our-towns/flower-pepper-yay/77793
Click to see all articles/news/videos about The Season of Spring: http://seasonofspringartexhibit.tumblr.com/
Panel Discussion: The Future of Art in Los Angeles at Flower Pepper Gallery
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 1 pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224988141023522/
On March 15th, 2014 at 1pm there will be a panel discussion focused on the future of art in Los Angeles at Flower Pepper Gallery.
The panelists are Mat Gleason (Coagula, Huffington Post, Coagula Curatorial), Marlene Picard (Collector & Picard Pick Art on Facebook), Jim Daichendt (Art Historian & Author of "Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art", "Shepard Fairey Inc."), A.Moret (Editor-in-Chief of Installation Mag), and Khoi Nguyen (Social Media Manager and Director of West Coast for Arrested Motion).
The talk will last approximately 1 hour and be moderated by The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic, Daniel Rolnik.
Twice - Told Tales
Opening: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Exhibition: January 25th - Feburary 28th, 2014
On Saturday, January 25th, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present Twice-Told Tales, an enchanting and whimsical collection of works inspired by the beloved tales of the Brothers Grimm as interpreted by a fresh and relevant group of visual voices. From the irresistibly cute and playful works of artist Cuddly Rigor Mortis, to the decadently dark and haunting assemblages of artist Stefanie Vega, Twice- Told Tales brings together a group of artists whose works are sure to enchant and captivate the viewer.
Please join us on January 25th, 2014 to be transported deep into the dark woods where the tales of our youth reside.
Featuring Artwork by:
Audrey Pongracz, Aunia Kahn, Chrystal Chan, Crowded Teeth, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Dave MacDowell, David Chung, Deanna Rene Adona, Desiree Fessler, Edward Cao, J.A.W. Cooper, Jeni Yang, Jel Ena, Jeremiah Ketner, Julianna Swaney, Liza Corbett, Luciano Martinez, Mariam Keurjikian, Martin Hsu, Miss Mindy, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Paolo Petrangeli, Ruel Pascual, Stephen Holman, Susanne Apgar, The White Deer, Tiffany Liu, Stefanie Vega, Walt Hall, Yejin Oh
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Fleeting Moments - The Art of Randy Hage
Opening: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 6 pm to 10 pm
Exhibition: October 5th - November 15th, 2013
Meet The Artist Day: Saturday, October 19th from 1 pm - 5 pm
A big thank you to everyone who came this weekend to share in the heartfelt art offerings of Randy Hage at the Flower Pepper Gallery. Thanks to you, nearly all of Randy’s pieces sold out two weeks prior to opening night, which means a fantastic donation for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
At special request by the many Randy Hage fans who were unable to be present this past Saturday evening, we would love to invite you to a second chance meet and greet with the master of observation himself. Randy has graciously agreed to share and unveil some of his processes as well as give you all a chance to converse and gather insight into the workings of his creative mind.
This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome to participate in this open discussion with the phenomenal and generative artist Randy Hage. We are very excited to be able offer this “Meet The Artist Day” event and hope to see you there!
Meet The Artist Day Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/437105023064885/
Visual artist, Randy Hage, explores the elements of change, loss, decay, remembrance and nostalgia through his highly detailed mixed media sculptures and photographs.
The artist will be donating 100% of the show proceeds to the Rachel Ann Hage Neuro-Oncology Fund, benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“Life is a series of fleeting moments, strung together and hastened by the irrepressible passage of time.” R. Hage
Interview by David Ono at ABC Channel 7 (Broadcasted on TV Friday, October 4th, 2013)
Unlike his NY Storefront illustions, Randy Hage inside and out is one of the most authentic and humblest of people. To fully understand the extent of Randy Hage's compassionate heart, watch this touching interview with ABC Channel 7's David Ono:
"A local artist is using his incredible talent to combat Children's brain cancer in memory of the little girl he lost.
Inside his workshop in La Canada, artist Randy Hage recreates memories. Tiny, meticulous, three-dimensional works of art in the form of old storefronts from New York City." - David Ono at ABC Channel 7
Video Interview by Daniel Rolnik
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Microeconomics: A City in Miniature by John Leland (It's featured on The New York Times' Sunday, September 29th, 2013 issue, Click here to read!)
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: New Work from Randy Hage
Gothamist: Amazing Mianiaturized NYC Storefronts by Jen Carlson
The Atlantic Cities: The Secret Life of New York Storefronts, in Miniature by Sarah Goodyear
Curbed: It's A Small World by Jeremiah Budin
Laist: Artist Creates Insanely Detailed Replicas of L.A.'s Beloved River Cats by Jen Carlson
Preview Link: http://flower-pepper.viewbook.com/album/fleeting-moments-the-art-of-rand#1
Click Art page to see all the art pieces: https://www.flower-pepper.com/category.aspx?type=art
Opening Reception & Other Photos:
Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present it's upcoming solo exhibition Fleeting Moments - The Art of Randy Hage. Los Angeles based TV/Film sets, models, and props expert Randy Hage turned visual artist, primarily presents miniature New York storefronts from a conceptual and individual perspective. From over 10 years of photographic documentation of mom and pop businesses, of which only 40% remain, the master of observation transforms humble materials into photorealistic sculptures.
This year’s exhibition is in support of a special cause close to the artist's heart: The Rachel Ann Hage Neuro-Oncology Research Fund, a charity to honor the loss of a cherished daughter. In an effort to capture the human experience of loss, Hage has created this body of work to honor and remember the soul of the people that formed these NY districts. The artist immortalizes these mom and pop storefronts that have disappeared due to greed and gentrification by returning his viewer to the once unique streets that he captured in his lens.
The art of Randy Hage is not just about replication, but also about harnessing the history and voice of the architecture. From peeling paint, rusted fire escapes, and even tell tale signs of teenage loitering, Hage creates the narrative of each business that was. This exhibition is particularly unique due to the addition of some local LA cultural icons such as the LA River Cats. Following a 1/12th scale, Hage places the viewer in a voyeur’s perspective. He allows each to join him in the illusion of reality in observing the layers of preserved and sedimentary architecture that forms the true spirit of both the New York and Los Angeles story.
Text by Poppy Lawman at Flower Pepper Gallery
Artist Randy Hage
Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90s, he began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York as possible subjects for future art projects (The cast iron and brick structure on this site is a product of that original research). His interest soon moved to the unique street level Mom & Pop storefronts with their hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history.
As he continued to photograph these storefronts, it became clear to him that this was becoming more than an art project; it was becoming a documentary project as well. These neighborhood storefronts were closing at an alarming rate, falling victim to large-scale redevelopment that was exceeding a normal pace for neighborhood change.
Hage’s work not only seeks to preserve a vision of the past, but also to call attention to the loss of established and diverse neighborhoods as urban renewal and gentrification displace the store owners and the area residents who make up the tapestry of these communities. Over the past 12 years, Hage has photographed more than 450 storefronts and in that time, more than 60% of those have closed or have been torn down.
Hage’s storefront project reflects a love for these iconic structures, as well as a passionate interest in the communities that they serve. His sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city, its people.
Randy Hage has been creating sets, models, and props for the TV/Film and small-scale hobby industries for over 25 years. He is a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he taught set and prop fabrication.