Sunday, September 21, 2014

Conceptual, Still Life, People - Ann Elliott Cutting

Ann and I met while attending Art Center College of Design in the late 80's.  She was on her second degree and I was just barely out of high school.  We became fast friends.  She was miles ahead of all of us when it came to using her mac to blend the film and digital world. Over the years she has perfected her technique shooting for a long list of clients including Nike, Lexus and Target.  She has an extensive stock photography portfolio as well as fine art prints for sale. You can discover more about Ann through her web site,

The Slow Down Gallery logo is vinyl text on the outside of the glass window.
We painted a white block of color on the inside of the glass to make it show up a bit better.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Deborah van der Zaag

Deborah van der Zaag

      Deborah van der Zaag and Kate met at Random Gallery in its original Figueroa location here in Highland Park.  The work we feature in our window is an example or her process of addition and subtraction.  I think the work has a calming, contemplative effect on our avenue 64 traffic.  Deborah is featured at Saatchi Art as well as Artfinder.  Thank you for a being a part of the Slow Down Gallery.
Vinyl letters made at Pasadena Sign Studio

Friday, July 4, 2014

"Why Random?"

The artist in her studio

     People often ask "why Random?".  Back in 1993 when I moved to Highland Park, we opened a gallery with a small  frame shop. It was called Random Gallery.   In 2006 we moved into our new storefront location on Avenue 64 and though we would no longer have a gallery we kept our very recognizable name.  One month ago we decided to start showing art again. Within 24 hours we had a name for the space, three artists lined up, and twenty years later we are a frame shop with a small gallery.
     It was dubbed The Slow Down Gallery for two reasons, hopefully folks driving by will slow down to look at the art, and because there are so many accidents on the corner of Avenue 64 @ Garvanza it is a way to remind people to perhaps slow down.
     Our first showing is this July 2014, celebrating artist Sophia Tise.  The window is our gallery,  the artworks inside are fabulous pieces we are framing for our customers.
     Every month we will put a new artists work in The Slow Down Gallery window.  Please contact us regarding pricing. Artist submissions are welcomed.

     We hope that you will drive by, Slow Down & enjoy.

"Vertical Littoral"
Oil on Linen over panel