Exhibits & Events

PANDAMONIUM
Panda Inspired Show
Jun 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - Jun 27, 2014, 9:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: June 7th - June 27th, 2014

Curated by Nicole Bruckman

Artists:

 

Airom Bleicher, Alice Pine, Anna Chung, Corrie Gregory, Crowded Teeth, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, David Chung, Desiree Fessler, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Graham Curran, Heather Gross, Jel Ena, Jeni Yang, Jeremaih Ketner, Jon Lau, Joshua Roman, Juan Muniz, Julianna Swaney, Julie Yeo, Keith Dugas, Kisung Koh, Leila Ataya, Lisa Congdon, Martin Hsu, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Patrick Whitehorn, Paul Barnes, Roland Sanchez, Roland Tamayo, Ruel Pascual, Sinae Park, 64 Colors, Stephen Holman, Susanne Apgar, Tiffany Liu, Tory Lin, Walt Hall, Yejin Oh, Yevgeniya Mikhailik

 

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

MINUSCLE
Curated by Poppy Lawman
May 3, 2014, 6:30 pm - Jun 6, 2014, 9:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: May 3rd - June 6th, 2014

As Human beings we are diverse by nature, However,  no matter who we are or where we come from, due to our species size, our interest in the minuscule is adherent . Scientists explain our obsession with the minute as a remnant of our desire for perennial childhood. Additionally, our psychoactive fascination with the tiny, which is often perceived as vulnerable, is coincidently founded in our human-esque caretaker characteristic.

The miniature encapsulates our world  into an entitity that can be totally and completely contained, to be delt with as if one were an omnipotent deity. This curiosity in the diminutive lends itself to the close observation of microcosm dwellings, of arthropods, and of other botanic wonderments. The minuscule shrinks our universe presenting onlookers with an alternate to the super sized world that we inhabit in a show of exquisite optical deliciousness.

Artists:

Blake Aaseby, David Carlson, Ellen Jewet, Emiko Woods, Erika Sanada, Jessica Dalva, Kowoon Jung, Leah Chun, Mathew Levin, Miss Mindy, Nathan Huff, Poppy Lawman, Randy Hage, Sean Chao, Sinae Park, Tory Lin, Vic Deleon, Zoe Williams

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

OF HISTORY AND HOPE
A Group exhibition of extinct, endangered, and exotic animal inspired works
Apr 5, 2014, 6:30 pm - May 2, 2014, 7:00 pm

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

Thank you!

Curated by Nicole Bruckman

Opening: Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: April 5th - May 2nd, 2014

Participating Artists:

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 contact@flower-pepper.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, contact@flower-pepper.com

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/

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of Art in Los Angeles
Mar 15, 2014, 1 PM - Mar 15, 2014, 2 PM

The talk will last approximately 1 hour and be moderated by The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224988141023522/

Click the link to see the event photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.804882989539465.1073741842.327221773972258&type=3&uploaded=60

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).

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Daniel Rolnik

 

THE SEASON OF SPRING
Curated by The World's Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik
Mar 1, 2014, 6:00pm - Apr 4, 2014, 7:00pm

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

Artists:
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 Herehttp://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 contact@flower-pepper.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/

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Daniel Rolnik

 

TWICE - TOLD TALES
Group Show
Jan 25, 2014, 6:30 pm - Feb 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday: January 25th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: January 25th - February 28th, 2014

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.

 

Artists:

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

 

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS SALE
Throughout the month of December we will have a selection of handmade ornaments created by local artists available for purchase
Dec 3, 2013, 11 am  - Dec 31, 2013, 7 pm

Featuring Ornaments by:

Corrie Gregory, Daniel Rolnik, David Chung, David Natale, Desiree Fessler, Douglas Alvarez, Edward Cao, JAW Cooper, LilstickyriceLuciano Martinez, Mariam Keurjikian, Marissa Quinn, N.S. David, Nhu Diep, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Moon, Poppy Lawman, Raymond Sanchez, Stephen Holman, Walt Hall, Yejin Oh, Gwennie Kim, Kowoon Jung, Tory Lin, Jon Lau, and Sol Jeane

Click the Preview Link to view all the Christmas Ornaments: http://flower-pepper.viewbook.com/album/christmas-ornaments-2013

These ornaments are not available to purchase online. Please call or email gallery to purchase.

Phone: 626-795-1895

Email: contact@flower-pepper.com

Big thanks to Roz Baron on the article for our Christmas Ornaments. Check it out on THE SOUND OF ART website:

http://soalife.com/hanging-for-the-holidays/

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Photo by Desiree Fessler

 

MAD HATTERS
Curated by Ixie Darkonn
Nov 23, 2013, 6:30 pm - Jan 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, November 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: November 23rd, 2013 - January 24th, 2014

Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present it's eccentric group exhibition, Mad Hatters, in collaboration with the dynamic and ever curious Italian curator, Ixie Darkonn. Opening Saturday, November 23rd over 50 works from around the globe will present a surreal and transcending alternate universe inspired by eccentricities and wonderment of the well loved literature character the "Hatter."

Flower Pepper Gallery and Ixie Darkon have come together for a second round of artistic whimsy as a follow up to their prior collaboration, Painted Sound, in January/February of 2013. Mad Hatters promises to be a divinely re-inspired version of the classic, treasured, and slightly twisted tale, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with particular emphasis and inspiration drawn from the Mad Hatter. Roused by Carrol’s dream like narratives, Darkonn gathered artists to depict their own world re-imagined. Drawing from Darkonn’s own wonderland inspired prose, each artist’s work represents a state of mind, using "Hats" as metaphors for one’s thoughts as a means of revealing the depths and intricacies of the soul. 

“Imagine living in a world where thoughts are... visible... choosable... wearable… Imagine If your wardrobes were locked. A world with no mirrors. Where you cannot see your own thoughts. You would soon forget what it means to have your thoughts, naked, revealed to the rest of the world...” - Ixie Darkonn

Please join us November 23rd for an entrancing and enchanting trip down the rabbit hole.

Opening Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.737682369592861.1073741838.327221773972258&type=3

Click here for art pieces.

Artists:

Agostino Arrivabene | Ania Tomicka | Antonella Caraceni | Antonello Silverini | Aunia Kahn | Calvin Ma | Christos Tsintsaris | Clementine de Chabaneix | Colin Christian | Cunene | Dan May | Daniel Merriam | Daniel van Nes | Deborah G. Rogers | Eric Lacombe | Heather Nevay | Ixie Darkonn | Jacub Gagnon | Jason D'aquino | Jeannie L. Paske | Jennybird Alcantara | Jezabel Nekranea | Jon Jaylo | Kari-Lise Alexander | Ken Keirns | Kris Lewis | Kristian Adam | Kukula | Lara Dann | Leslie Ditto | Lisinka | Lola Gil | Lori Field | Luciano Civettini | Lydia Dekker | Marco Tarascio | Mark Kostabi | Natascia Raffio | Nom Kinnear King | Paolo Pedroni | Paul Barnes | Richard J. Frost | Saturno Butto | Seven Moods | Scott Radke | Scott Rholfs | Scott Scheidly | Selena Leardini | Sergio Mora | Susanne Apgar | Tom Bagshaw | Tomoko Nagao | Vavje | Virginia Mori | Yoko d'Holbachie

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Ixie Darkonn

 

DESIGNER CON 2013
Booth 410
Nov 9, 2013, 9 am - Nov 10, 2013, 5 pm

Participating artists at Flower Pepper Gallery booth:

Audrey Pongracz, Desiree Fessler, Jezabel Nekranea, Julianna Swaney, Kazu Tabu, Lisa Falzon, Marissa Kathleen Quinn, Nhu Diep, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Paolo Pedroni, Paolo Petrangeli, Randy Hage, Yevgeniya Mikhailik

www.designercon.com

Saturday, November 9th: 9 am - 6 pm

Sunday, November 10th: 9 am - 5 pm

Pasadena Convention Center

Exhibit Hall A & B

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

FLEETING MOMENTS - THE ART OF RANDY HAGE
Randy Hage's 2nd Solo Show at Flower Pepper gallery
Oct 5, 2013, 6:00 pm - Nov 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Exhibition: October 5th - November 15th, 2013

Meet The Artist Day with Randy Hage: 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 With The Artist Day Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/437105023064885/

“Life is a series of fleeting moments, strung together and hastened by the irrepressible passage of time.” R. Hage

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.

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:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9275290

"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

Articles/Interviews:

Video Interview by Daniel Rolnik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdSjg9CWsg&list=UU7ZZJJ5t1QqDC3Bx4GkVkcg

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!)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/29/nyregion/album-storefronts.html?_r=1&

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: New Work from Randy Hage

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-work-from-randy-hage.html

Gothamist: Amazing Mianiaturized NYC Storefronts by Jen Carlson

http://gothamist.com/2013/09/10/photos_amazing_miniaturized_nyc_sto.php#photo-1

The Atlantic Cities: The Secret Life of New York Storefronts, in Miniature by Sarah Goodyear

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2013/09/secret-life-new-york-storefronts-miniature/6846/

Curbed: It's A Small World by Jeremiah Budin

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/09/10/its_a_small_world.php

Laist: Artist Creates Insanely Detailed Replicas of L.A.'s Beloved River Cats by Jen Carlson

http://laist.com/2013/09/25/river_cats.php

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

Press Release:

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 Website:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindseyeminiatures/

Artist Biography:

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.

 

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

A TRIBUTE TO OUR OWN FAIRY TALE
Group Show
Sep 7, 2013, 6:30 pm - Oct 4, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, September 7th, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Exhibition: September 7th - October 4th, 2013

Artists: Ania Tomicka, David Natale, Desiree Fessler, Jezabel Nekranea, Joanne Nam, Lilstickyrice, Mika Madden, N.S. David, Leila Ataya

On Saturday, September 7th, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present “A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale” bringing together works by a select group of local and international surrealist artists chosen by Flower Pepper Gallery.

A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale features a small body of work from 9 artists, ranging from the surreal landscapes of David Natale and Leila Ataya to the dreamlike narratives and haunting portraits of N.S. David and Joanne Nam. Each artist’s contribution to “A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale” has an inferred storybook quality that engages and enchants the viewer. 

Ania Tomicka, featured in “A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale,” cites two of her primary influences as “Salvador Dali and Wojtek Siudmak’s large canvases, full of absurd and strange creations, painted in a divine way.” David Natale, on the other hand, speaks whimsically of his creations as “A place where flora and fauna mingle in surreal landscapes of pastel colors dappled with stars.”

Please join us September 7th to be entranced and enticed by this show of imaginative and lush paintings by established and emerging artists. The reception is open to the public and on view until October 4th, 2013.

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

KINGDOM OF BROKEN DREAMS
Dilka Bear & Paolo Petrangeli
Jul 13, 2013, 6:30 pm - Aug 9, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, July 13th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: July 13th - August 9th, 2013

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/377514425688392/?ref=22

Interview of Paolo Petrangeli: http://www.yaylablog.com/paolo-petrangeli/

Article: http://www.lanouvellevague.it/wordpress/archives/the-kingdom-of-broken-dreams-alla-flower-pepper-gallery-di-pasadena-dal-13-luglio-al-9-agosto/10841/

Artist Website:
http://www.dilkabear.com/

http://paolopetrangeli.carbonmade.com/

“Kingdom of Broken Dreams” is the joint personal exhibition of two artists: Dilka Nassyrova and Paolo Petrangeli, which will be held at the Flower Pepper Galllery of Pasadena, California from the 13th July until the 9th August 2013.

The Stylistic and Aesthetic path which comes about when the works of these two artists, so different from each other, but at the same time perfectly compatible with eath other; is indeed strengthened by their own individual peculiarities.

They have both created a series of paintings which are able to express strong but diverse sensations to the observer, and when they are placed next to each other they appear to complete themselves, to resolve and to complement each other.

Some of the characters which Dilka portrays, appear to be under the influence of some magic spell, their bodies surrounded by mysetery, wrapped in thorns, feathers, branches and roots. But others appear to have been captured in a moment which may appear to be melancholic at first sight, but after careful observation one cannot fail to notice that we are dealing with a particular moment of awareness, not melancholy.

These are the characters that live in the worlds that Dilka shows us: they are aware of their own suffering, they are aware that they await the arrival of someone who will never come to them, aware of their own solitude, but without ever giving in to their feelings.

We see that it is in the work that is most full of semantic elements (“lake of tears”), that the main character faces her sadness without shame, without being overcome by it. Though she is aware of having lost some of her own freedom and a little of her innocence, she survives proudly and elegantly.

Paolo Petrangeli’s paintings on the other hand, are highly ironic and almost self-deprecating. Contained in the different spirits of the paintings that we see, are the concepts which are dearest to the artist. On the one side we see cultural icons such as Bela Lugosi and Frankenstein. The choice is made not to portray a vampire, but to show the actor who historically represents all visual work about vampires, while Frankenstein’s monster symbolizes non-conformity to social norms, although he is the product of the very same society which struggles to recognize him. Everything that is creepy ends up covered in icing and becomes endearingly cute. Thanks to Petrangeli even monsters are able to find friends.

The second spirit of this set of works sees the friendship between a robot and a human, in which the robot gives life to an allegory in the style of Collodi, with a series of dichotomies: human and it is often the little robot who gives us lessons in humanity .

These are paintings tell us complicated stories and both artists are able to do just that, with lightness and incredible skill.  The result of the combination of their different styles is something almost perfect, because each one complements the other: if Dilka’s stories are suitable for a rainy day, then those of Petrangeli are little but beautiful surprises, like seeing a rainbow appear unexpectedly, while we are stuck in a traffic jam. 

by Andrea Oppenheimer

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

EXIT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE BY JUAN MUNIZ
Solo Show
Jun 15, 2013, 6:30 pm - Jul 12, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, June 15th, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Exhibition: June 15th to July 12th, 2013

Opening info on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/332565753544381/

Juan Muniz Art interview by Daniel Rolnik:

http://flower-pepper.viewbook.com/album/exitdowntherabbithole

“Say it simple, mean it deep” is one of the primary goals of Juan Muniz's work. His painting's feature cartoon-like characters wrestling with modern life. The primary character Juan paints, 'Felipe',  is neither male nor female and is often shown wearing a rabbit suit and a mask. Juan states, "We often wear a second skin in daily life or at work and the 'skin' doesn't reveal much of our true self."  The 'mask' he draws is a blank stare and depending on the situation, can convey humor, doubt or irony. Despite being rendered simply, Juan's work covers the whole range of human emotion and elicits a deep response.

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Group Show Curated by Nicole Bruckman
May 11, 2013, 6:30 pm - Jun 7, 2013, 7:30 pm

On Saturday May 11, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present All Things Bright and Beautiful featuring works by 18 local and international artists chosen by curator Nicole Bruckman in collaboration with Flower Pepper Gallery. 

 
All Things Bright and Beautiful promises to delight and stimulate the imagination. Inspired by Spring's awakening of nature with all its creatures, and the promise of the coming summer.

Please join us May 11th to embrace the brilliance of hope eternal for this group show of established and emerging artists from LA and beyond. The reception is open to the public and on view until June 7, 2013.

Participating Artists:

Amy Ross, Anna Chung, Audrey Pongracz, Corine Perier, Corinne Reid, Cory Benhatzel, Deanna Rene Adona, Desiree Fessler, Holly Jackson, JK Jaesun Kim, Julianna Swaney, Kazu Tabu, Leyla Akdogan, MJ Lindo, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Tara Krebs, and Yejin Oh

Exhibition: May 11th - June 7th, 2013

Opening: Saturday, May 11th, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Click here to view photos from Opening Reception

Click here to view art pieces

Call or email to purchase for now. Will upload info to our website asap. Thank you!

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Nicole Bruckman

 

HOME SWEET HOME
Curated by Walt Hall
Apr 13, 2013, 6:30 pm - May 10, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, April 13th, from 6:30 pm -9:30 pm

Exhibition: April 13th - May 10th, 2013

New paintings, mixed media and installation work by Walt Hall, Patrick Hammerlein, Douglas Alvarez, Jon Measures, Carl Lozada, and Kio Griffith.

Click here to view photos from Opening Reception

Click here to view art pieces

Call or email to purchase for now. Will upload info to our website asap. Thank you!

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Walt Hall

 

THE YOUTHFUL PERSPECTIVE
Group Show
Mar 9, 2013, 6 pm - Apr 5, 2013, 7:30 pm

Opening: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Exhibition: March 9th - April 5th, 2013

Join us Saturday, March 9th from 6 pm to 10 pm for the Opening of The Youthful Perspective. It is a group show of work by students from Clark Magnet High School. Curated by Kelly Brinker, "The Youthful Perspective"offers each of these young artists their first foray into the art world. We here at Flower Pepper are happy to support them and help foster their talent. We look forward to seeing how their careers unfold and look forward to the possibility of working with them in the future.

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Kelly Brinker

 

PAINTED SOUND
A project curated by Ixie Darkonn and Alexandra Mazzanti for Flower Pepper Gallery in collaboration with Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy
Jan 26, 2013, 6 pm - Feb 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

Exhibition: January 26th - February 28th, 2013

Opening: Saturday, January 26th from 6 pm - 10 pm

Exhibition Official Website: http://paintedsoundshow.com/

Exhibition Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWjk-kgVEZY

Video produced by Primamusa / Darkonn, Written by Ixie Darkonn, Directed by Gabriel Cash & Ixie Darkonn, Voice: Orso Maria Guerrini & Ixie Darkonn, Starring: Selene Paciotta, Music: Mauro Crivelli, RHO Music

Artists:

Adam Oehlers | Afan | Afarin Sajedi | Alessia Iannetti | Anne Angelshaug | Aunia Kahn

Brian Despain

Christos Tsintsaris | Clementine De Chabaneix

Felipe Bedoya | Francescaromana Di Nunzio

Gabriel Gressie | Guillermo Lorca Garcia

Ixie Darkonn

Jana Brike | Jeff Mendes |  Jezabel Nekranea | Jon Enigma Jaylo

Kristian Adam

Leila Ataya

Marco Tarascio | Mari Inukai | Mark Elliott | Matt Linares Michael Shapcott | Mr. Klevra

Naoto Hattori | Natalie Shau | Natascia Raffio | Nom Kinnear King

Paolo Guido | Pluvia Blanchewoods

Robert Dowling | Ryan Myers

Sarolta Bàn | Scott Radke | Seven Moods | Shazia Rashid-Smith | Sonya Fu Steven Kenny

Valentina Brostean

Xue Wang

Yoshimasa Tsuchiya | Yosuke Ueno

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Ixie Darkonn and Alexandra Mazzanti

 

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Big Birthday Party!
Dec 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - Jan 24, 2013, 9:30 pm

Exhibition: December 8th, 2012 - January 24th, 2013

Opening: Saturday, December 8th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dozens of celebrated works of art, scores of local and international artists, and countless friends, neighbors, and patrons have played an integral role in our incredible past year! Thank you for your support and encouragement! We hope to enjoy many more memories with you! Join us for the month-long celebration of Flower Pepper's One Year Anniversary, starting with the exhibition opening on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Artists:

Ania Tomicka: My Spirit

Erica Calardo: LallaErica Calardo: Spirit Of The Trees

JK Jaesun Kim: Insanity sculptureJK Jaesun Kim: Pretension; Gluttony photo | Junhee Sim: Red SnapperJunhee Sim: Circus

Macsorro: Comfortable in My Own Skin | Mimi Yoon: Eve 7Mimi Yoon: Origami

Oscar Rosales: Joys of LifeOscar Rosales: Cisco DogOscar Rosales: Conker Rabbit

Paige Ji Young Moon: Purple StarsPaige Ji Young Moon: Welcome to Snake Palace | Paolo Pedroni: TrinityPaolo Pedroni: Otherside | Paolo Petrangeli: The Sweet JourneyPaolo Petrangeli: The Guardians

Sandra Fremgen: A Very Panda Christmas | Snow Mack: Bambi, Yoda, Bambi, YodaSnow Mack: The Goddess Marici | Sol Jeane: Grand OpeningSol Jeane: Baby Aspirin

William King: BreakthroughWilliam King: Topsy Turvy Teddy | Walt Hall: The Tree of LoveWalt Hall: Walkies (in Red)Walt Hall: Walkies (in Green)Walt Hall: I've Been Writing You a Letter (Will Never Send)

Xu Ze: China Landscape 1Xu Ze: China Landscape 2

Yejin Oh: Headache BoyYejin Oh: Letter FYejin Oh: Letter P

Click each artist name to view art work or click here:

 

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

VISUAL DEPICTION OF EMOTION AND MOTION
Solo Show by Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi
Nov 10, 2012, 4 pm - Dec 7, 2012, 8 pm

Exhibition: November 10th - December 7th

Opening: Saturday, November 10th from 4 pm to 8 pm

Flower Pepper is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed batik artist Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi. Included among his various accolades and achievements are his role as Minister of Arts and Social Welfare of the Buganda Kingdom, Chairman of the Uganda Artists' Association, and commissions by entities such as UNICEF, the American Red Cross, Coca Cola, and the Roman Catholic Church. On the very surface, Nnyanzi's work captures the essence of life and culture in his native home, Uganda. However, with close examination, the viewer can see every painting strikes a more primal chord that hearkens back to each individual's basic necessities of love, music, and beauty. Join us for the unveiling of this breathtaking exhibition!

Nuwa Nnyanzi is a visual arts practitioner/consultant, who has successfully developed personal skills in multi-media painting and graphic design. He has developed a distinct individual technique to the level that has made it possible for some of his works to grace walls of significant places including, The Vatican, The White House, State Houses of Uganda and Kenya, Museum Fur Volkerkunde in Frankfurt, Germany, universities and Coca-Cola International. His work also appears on magazine/book covers, among them; The 1999 World Health Report by the WHO and the UNICEF greetings cards collection. Among notable collectors of his art are: The Uganda and Kenya governments, University of Notre Dame, Gems of Africa Art Gallery, The Kabaka (King) of Buganda, Uganda, Mrs. Roselyn Carter and Mrs. Hilary Rodham Clinton Esq., former First Ladies of United States of America.

Nuwa’s art is an expression of his inner feelings, an interpretation of experiences of others and a celebration of the talent bestowed upon him by the grace of God, because he never attended a formal art school. He endeavors to paint in such a way that those with feelings may be touched. He has translated greater than thirty years of artistic/cultural expression into a therapeutic agent/instrument for inspiring children (especially the traumatized, disabled and or underprivileged) to visually pour out their inner feelings in order to ease the emotional torment that threaten to ruin their future.

Senior citizens at Goodwin House based in Alexandria, Virginia, and people with parkinson’s disease in London, UK are among beneficiaries of his batik art workshops and slide/talk presentations. His work is widely aptly described as “The Art That Touches The Heart” because of his ability to capture motion and emotion by using simple yet definite lines to create forms that are complemented by the use of color that articulates light and shadow to make statements, which often invoke a responsive chord among viewers. He paints in such a way that those with feelings may be touched.

He has organized and participated in several national and international (major as well as medium) solo and group exhibits. Some of the participants included traumatized/disadvantaged children such as orphans and formally abducted children. His art has also been used in art therapy and also to raise funds for worthy causes. He also organized and managed music and drama shows to create more awareness and appreciation of our cultural heritage through local talent within Uganda.

Nuwa presents talk and slide shows on Ugandan arts and culture to audiences, including universities, colleges, high schools and other special groups in UK, USA and South Africa. He developed a program of study that is structured to develop in students an understanding of the meaning, both past and present, of art in African societies with emphasis on Uganda. Art majors and others acquire comprehensive experience in use of materials and technique, while gaining confidence in their ability to integrate tradition, knowledge and creativity.

 

He has established and successfully runs Nnyanzi Art Studio, a prominent studio/gallery in Kampala, Uganda. It deals in and promotes contemporary Ugandan arts and crafts domestically and internationally. He twice served as Director, Uganda Tourist Board. He served as minister in the Buganda Kingdom, Uganda, where he was responsible for internal affairs and the arts. Buganda Kingdom is a centuries old monarchy and has a population of over 6 million people. Additionally, he successfully chaired committees that were responsible for protocol and security during the historic coronation of Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the 36th Kabaka (king) of Buganda in 1993 and in 1999 at his royal wedding, where over one million people attended the reception. Nuwa served as Chairman of Uganda Artists’ Association, President of the Rotary club of Kampala West, District 9200, 2000/2001; and as Chairman, Patron of Central Branch of the Uganda Red Cross Society 2003 to 2005. He is currently the Vice Chair of Uganda National Arts And Crafts Association of Uganda (NACAU).

Artist Statement:

"My art is an expression of my inner feelings, an interpretation of experiences of others and a celebration of the talent bestowed upon me by the grace of God. I endeavor to paint in such a way that those with feelings may be touched."

Curated by Mercy Kagoda.

Click each art title to view:

"About Time""Body Dialogue" | "Bundle of Joy" | "Defining Moment" | "Focused Family"

"Holy Family" | "Lost In Thought" | "Love Stairs" | "Lovestruck" | "Moonlit Love"

"Perception vs Reality" | "Scaling The Heights" | "Soulmates" | "Taking On The World" | "Three In One"

"United In Love" | "Woman Of Tomorrow"

-Flower Pepper Gallery & Mercy Kagoda

 

THE COLOR BLUE
Group Show
Sep 15, 2012, 6:30 pm - Oct 19, 2012, 7:30 pm

What does the color blue mean to you?  What images and emotions does this color evoke in your imagination?  Flower Pepper Gallery’s newest collection contains pieces from several local and overseas artists whose inspiration comes from just this theme.  Come experience “The Color Blue” as expressed through the often whimsical and introspective creations of our artists!

“The Color Blue” will debut Saturday September 15th at 6:30 pm.  Come meet a few of the artists and be sure to sample our refreshments!

Opening Reception: September 15th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Exhibition: September 15th – October 19th, 2012 

Artists participating in “The Color Blue” include Ania Tomicka, Casey Weldon, Dustin Myers, Lang Leav, Leyla Akdogan, Lilstickyrice, Ryan Myers, Snow Mack, Walt Hall

 

Ania Tomicka: "Blue Blood"

Casey Weldon: "Clouded Versions 1" "Clouded Versions 2"

Dustin Myers: "Baby Blue" "Aperi Oculu" "The Ringmaster"

Lang Leav:"The Princess And The Pea"

Leyla Akdogan: "Echo Park" "Echo Park Print" "Downtown" "Downtown Print" "Into The Blue" "Moon Angel" "Moon Angel Print" "Daphne Print" "The Night Pigs Flew Print" "Lion & Unicorn Print" "Lumiere Print"

Lilstickyrice: "Strange Fruit" "Trouble In Mind"

Ryan Myers: "Your Problems Hide In Your Curls" "The Comfort In Apathy"

Snow Mack: "OM Cheesehead OM II" "OM Cheesehead OM II Giclee Print" "Cheesy Rider" "Cheesy Rider Giclee Print""Universal Language"

Walt Hall: "Don't Cry" "Walkies In Blue Part One" "Walkies In Blue Part Two" "In The Morning It Sure Felt Sad And Blue..."

Click to see our Opening photos!

 

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

THE LOOK THROUGH MY EYES
Group Show
Aug 11, 2012, 7 pm - Sep 7, 2012, 7:30 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11th, 7 pm - 10 pm

Click here to see Opening Night photos!

Exhibition: August 11th - September 7th, 2012

 

ARTISTS:

Audrey Pongracz: "Bloom""Strawberry Shortcake Fields Forever"

Cuyler Smith: "Amused""Annoyed""Child Star""Encounter""Rendezvous""Rendezvous (Print)""Stranger","The Lantern"

Desiree Fessler: "Lolli-plant""The Sweet Life"

Emily Asaro: "Fashion Zombie""Ringmaster"

Jiny He: "The Disadvantages Of Being Tall"

Katherine Cheng: "Sea Wings""And Then The Sky Fell""Lament Reprise""Love Us Harder""Of Angels In The Deep"

Macsorro: "Summer Girl""Cactus Man And The Bone Machine"

Michael Ramstead: "Manifestation"

Nhu Diep: "Seashell Souvenirs""Undelivered Mail"

N.S. David: "Deep Roots Are Not Reached by Frost""Le Premier Homme""Seaing"

Oscar Rosales: "Looking Out""Looking At The Important Things In Life"

Rudy Fig: "Tea for Two""Three Bruises""Day Dreamer"

Sinae Park: "See. Em. Why""In Flight""Perched""Trapped"

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

GIRLS DRAWIN ON GIRLS
Group Show
Jul 7, 2012, 7 pm - Aug 10, 2012, 7:30 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7th, from 7 pm to 11 pm

Click here to see Opening Night photos!

Exhibition from July 7th to August 10th, 2012

We are hosting one of the BIGGEST GirlsDrawinGirls events of the year! A pin up art show focusing on the 4 elements with a 60's spin. The girl artists will also be doing LIVE BODY PAINTING on models in bikinis during the Opening on Saturday, July 7th.

About Girls Drawin Girls:

Girls Drawin Girls was founded in 2006 by "The Simpsons" veteran Melody Severns and storyboard artist Anne Walker as a way to showcase women artists working in the male-dominated industry of animation. Together, they felt it was time for these talented women to demonstrate their creative abilities and artistic interpretations of female sexuality by re-defining the art of the pin-up.

Gallery Show + Live Body Painting

Artists:

Alice Meichi Li, Ashley Cooper, Bethany Radloff, Genevieve Farley-Tremblay, Heather Sybil Chavez, Jamaica Dyer, Jean Kang, Jenny JeNoosh, Joanna Barnum, Kelly Hobby-Bishop, Laura Galbraith, Leen Isabel, Melody Severns, Rocky, Sandra Fremgen, Vanessa Zuloaga

Sponsored by: SINO TEQUILA

Appetizers, wine, drinks and tequila bar provided during Opening Reception

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

NYC STORE FRONTS BY RANDY HAGE
Replica sculptures of New York store fronts lost to urban renewal and gentrification
May 19, 2012, 7 pm - Jun 21, 2012, 8 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 7 pm to 10 pm

Click here to see Opening Night photos!

Exhibition from May 19th - June 21st, 2012

Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90's he began a photography project which quickly grew into a documentary project as well. 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 they fall victim to large scale redevelopment. Hage's sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city...its people.

Click the following link to see Brave New Hollywood's video interview on Randy at our gallery:

http://www.bravenewhollywood.com/hollywood-film-tv-prop-maker-preserves-new-york-in-miniatures/

 

 

Click the following link to see the pictures and information on all the art pieces:

NYC Store Fronts by Randy Hage

Click on the links for articles and pictures:

www.newyorkstorefronts.com

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2010/07/model-new-york.html

http://ny.curbed.com/tags/randy-hage

http://www.dnainfo.com/20100712/man...ature-manhattan

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindseyeminiatures/

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/128286

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

THE TALE OF TWO LEGS STANDING
The 3rd Art Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery
Apr 14, 2012, 7 PM - May 17, 2012, 8 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th from 7 pm - 10 pm

Exhibition: April 14th - May 17th

For as far back as we can remember, humans have been fascinated by the idea of animals interacting in a human world.  In Greek mythology, the half horse, half human creature, "centaur", appeared often in both literature and art. In George Orwell's 1945 metaphorical novel "Animal Farm", the protagonists were played by farm animals. Human and animal relationships for many centuries have been portrayed in many ways through various forms of media and very often, animals and human become the subject of many writers, painters and scholars.

Flower Pepper Gallery & Bookstore is excited to announce that the upcoming exhibition "The Tale of Two Legs Standing" is just a few days around the corner. Six emerging/established artists from around LA/OC area will share their animalistic experience through their arts with us.  The opening reception will take place at 7pm, Saturday April 14th. We hope you can join us!

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.

Yevgeniya Mikhailik - Yevgeniya Mikhailik's work deals with human experiences portrayed through animals and the relationships that arise from interactions with nature and other species. Within the narratives, she ties in themes from Russian folklore and draws on nostalgia and her own experiences growing up among time-worn architecture, forests and rural landscapes. She was born in Tomsk, Russia in 1987. Click here to see Artist's interview with Hi-Fructose.

Yejin Oh - Yejin Oh is an illustrator who immigrated from Seoul, Korea to Los Angeles at the age of 19. Having been immersed in both the busy city life of Seoul and the natural and spacious beauty of the LA suburbs, she finds inspirations for her artwork from these two very different living environments. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with a BFA in Illustration in 2011, she is pursuing work as a freelance illustrator and artist.

Shanghee Shin - Shangee Shin was born in South Korea. Unfortunately, Shanghee's father passed away when she was just the young age of 3. Because the family lost him, her mother had to work for a living, so Shanghee spent a lot of time with her sister. Since their mother majored in fine art, the two girls grew up loving to draw as well. When she was 10 years old, Shanghee got a new stepfather, a pastor and very honest man,  and stepbrother. They moved to an abbey in the heart of the mountains. She began to spend a lot of time with nature and was inspired. When her big sister, also her best friend, went away to boarding school, Shanghee began to draw paper dolls for herself, like she had watched her sister do when she was younger. When it was time to go to high school, she decided to go to an art specialized high school. She learned a lot of valuable skills. After graduating from high school, her father got a job in the United States. She and her parents made the move to the US. Her mother encouraged her to apply to Art Center College of Design and she graduated in 2011. She loves painting, drawing, silkscreen, sculpting, laser cutting and sewing. From Shanghee's Animamaly series, you will find stories of animals and human civilization without human being. They have the social ladder in their own way, and they act like humans, or sometimes they just tuck in everywhere. Shanghee's world of animamaly was built in September 2010. You will also find her new 2012 series at our gallery, "With More Yum", it is a new story of Animamaly with more brightness and happiness.

Casey WeldonCasey 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 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.

Artwork are now online. View on Art Page or click on each artist's name to view. Thank you!

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

LOVE IN SMALL DOSES
Love themed art exhibition
Feb 11, 2012, 7 PM - Apr 11, 2012, 8 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 from 7 pm - 10 pm

Click here to see Opening Night photos!

Exhibition: February 11th, 2012 - April 11th, 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 HeKevin MackSnow 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.

ARTIST BIO

David ChungDavid 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 ElliottBorn 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 FesslerWith 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. 

Gunnar GaylordGunnar Gaylord started designing flyers for local bands while he was in high school and eventually became internationally known for his work as a tattoo artist, and in 2002, began painting. His signature "cute and creepy" art keeps him in high demand. When he's not touring the U.S. he can be found exclusively at his home shop, High Street Tattoo in Columbus Ohio.

Jiny HeBorn 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:

http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/2012/02/20/oscar-2012-the-digital-visions-of-kevin-mack/#more-27630

Snow MackSeeking to interpret her dreams and visions, Snow Mack's artistic endeavors focus on surreal narratives. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Snow is influenced by the places she visits in life, in dreams and in between. Snow graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

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 WeldonCasey 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! Click on each artist name to see their art.

-Flower Pepper Gallery

 

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!
Pasadena's Newest Art Gallery
Dec 3, 2011, 7 pm - Dec 3, 2011, 9 pm

Dear Families & Friends, 

You've probably heard us talking about opening an art gallery. The dream has become reality. Our Store will be Open this Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. We cordially invite you to come to share this happy moment with us at the Grand Opening. 

 

From 7 pm to 9 pm

Throughout the Night: Art Exhibition + Books on Art & Culture + Live Music + Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres

Thank you for your love and support! See you this Saturday!

-Flower Pepper Gallery
 
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