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OF HISTORY AND HOPE
10% of the proceeds from "Of History And Hope" will be donated to Lions, Tigers & Bears: A Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue.
Click here to Purchase: https://www.flower-pepper.com/category.aspx?type=art
Opening: Saturday, April 5th, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Exhibition: April 5th - May 2nd, 2014
Curated by Nicole Bruckman
Amanda Marsh, Angie Jones, Ania Tomicka, Blake Aaseby, Christopher Umana, Corrie Gregory, Cory Benhatzel, Craww, David Natale, Desiree Fessler, Edward Cao, Erich J. Moffitt, Erik Flores, Graham Curran, Halsey Swain, Heather Gross, Jaclyn Alderete, Jaesun Kim, Jeannie L. Paske, Jeff McMillan, Jenna Gibson, Joanne Nam, Jon Lau, Jose Javier Carabes, Junhee Sim, Junyi Wu, Kelly Thompson, Kisung Koh, Kowoon Jung, Lauren Marx, Leila Ataya, Lisa Congdon, Luciano Martinez, Marissa Kathleen Quinn, Mariam Keurjikian, Nicole Bruckman, N.S. David, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Paul Barnes, Raymond Sanchez, Robert Yancy, Roland Tamayo, Ron Pete, Ruel Pascual, Samir Evol, Simon Kangiser, Stephen Holman, Susanne Apgar, Tiffany Liu, Tory Lin, Walt Hall, Yejin Oh
On Saturday, April 5th, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present Of History And Hope, a collection of extinct, endangered, and exotic animal inspired works as portrayed by over 50 diverse and talented artists. All of the works that exist within this exhibition are created to inspire us to recognize and respect the value in all living beings and in hopes that the human race may become more conscious and considerate of the bond between ourselves and the animal kingdom. The Magical Bond Between Man And Beast, an article by Pat Shipman, states, “The human bond with animals is mental, emotional, physiological, physical, and at least partly genetic. People have evolved to live with animals; and in this ancient connection lies the evolutionary roots of empathy, tolerance, and the ability to understand another’s perspective.”
10% of the proceeds from Of History And Hope will be donated to Lions, Tigers & Bears: A Large Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue located in San Diego County. Lions, Tigers & Bears’ main objective is to provide a safe haven for the exotic animals they rescue, as well as to educate the public about the growing population of abandoned and unwanted exotic animals and where they come from. Lions, Tigers & Bears’ founder Bobbi Brink states that, “After witnessing the heart-breaking phenomenon known as the ‘exotic animal trade’ and seeing the victims of this business, I was compelled to do what I could to help these animals.”
Each artist participating in this exhibition has been carefully selected, so that once woven together, the gallery will be transformed into an incredibly fantastic painted menagerie.
“I love animals and nature. They are my inspiration. My works depict dreamy and imaginative places full of animals and mysterious spirits. A place where wild animals and I could feel safe and secure. There is nothing more beautiful than when you actually see a wild animal in nature. However, we rarely see them where they are supposed to be, and just don’t know how amazing they are to be alive.” - Of History And Hope artist: Kisung Koh
Please join us on April 5th, 2014 at Flower Pepper Gallery for a night of exploration into the magical and mystical world of the wild.
The reception is open to the public and on view until May 2nd, 2014. For purchase inquiries, or to request a VIP preview please email email@example.com
About the Gallery:
Flower Pepper Gallery is located in Old Pasadena. As Pasadena’s newest art gallery, Flower Pepper is aggressively looking to stay positioned as the area’s best art source for years to come. Flower Pepper Gallery exhibits contemporary and Pop Surrealist art from local artists as well as artists from overseas.
Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, 626-795-1895, www.flower-pepper.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
About Lions, Tigers and Bears:
Lions, Tigers & Bears (LTB) is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for abused and abandoned exotic animals and providing an educational forum to inform the public about the plight of the exotic animal trade. LTB is a NO KILL, NO BREED and NO SELL facility that allows animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. LTB is one of few sanctuaries in the United States with the highest level of accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. For more information or to make a donation to help care for the animals at LTB, please visit www.lionstigersandbears.org or call (619) 659-8078.
Postcard Artwork by Jon Lau
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224963984375593/
The Season of Spring
Curated by The World's Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik
View All Artwork Here: http://flower-pepper.viewbook.com/album/the-season-of-spring#1
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: 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 email@example.com 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
Article by Eva Glettner: http://www.lamag.com/laculture/culturefilesblog/2014/03/12/street-art-spotter-your-own-personal-street-art-collection
Curator Daniel Rolnik is on Toy Break, Episode 299...Many art pieces from our current show The Season of Spring are featured on this episode.... Bob Dob's, Andrew Hadle's, Salao Coboi's, Poppy Lawman's, Dr. Cream's...!!!!!! So Awesome!!!!! Please click the link and watch it: http://www.toybreak.com/episodes/299/index.php
Tenacious Toys Blog by Mark-Anthony Padua: http://tenacious-toys.blogspot.com/2014/03/season-of-spring-exhibition-by-daniel.html
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/
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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.
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.