Gallery Nucleus Presents: “A Capture Creatures Celebration”

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On Saturday, December 13 (7-10pm), Gallery Nucleus is hosting a release party and exhibition commemorating the successful launch of Capture Creatures #1 by creators Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson! Now an upcoming series published by Boom! Studios, follow the adventures of two teens as they uncover the secret of why these strange creatures appeared in their world.

Becky Dreistadt

Becky Dreistadt

To kick-off this exciting comic, Gallery Nucleus and Boom! Studios are proud to present A Capture Creatures Celebration! With original paintings by Becky, art by the members of the Capture Creatures comic team, and tribute pieces by a roster of other amazing artists, Gallery Nucleus will be filled wall-to-wall with art influenced by this creative duo’s unique creations.

Becky and Frank will be in attendance signing various products, and Gallery Nucleus will be debuting an exclusive Capture Creatures #1 variant cover on opening night.

Alina Chau

Alina Chau

Over thirty artists will contribute their vision of Capture Creatures to the show including: Israel Sanchez, Jared Schorr, Drake Brodahl, Madeleine Flores, Grace Kraft, Tyler Hutchison, Zach Marcus, JR Goldberg, Joy Ang, Missy Pena, Teagan White, Laura Bifano, Ashley Davis, David Smith, Lorena Gomez, Maryanna Hoggatt, Maggie Rudy, Zac Gorman, Tiffany Ford, Coleman Engle, Alina Chau, Kevin Jay Stanton, Nicole Gustaffson, Michelle Romo, Phil McAndrew, Mike Yamada, Makiko Takamichi, Heather Franzen, Andrew Kolb, Luke Weber and many more!

Gallery Nucleus Presents: ‘Hug Machine’ with Scott C. and ‘Happy As Kings’ with Cuddly Rigor Mortis

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On September 6, join Scott C at Gallery Nucleus where he’ll be signing copies of his new children’s book, Hug Machine! Written and illustrated by the artist, this charming story will leave you with the warm fuzzies and eager to share some hugs. View the original watercolor illustrations from the book and enjoy an obstacle course of embraces that will lead you to an incredible hug and photo-op with The Hug Machine himself! Plus, enjoy some of the Hug Machine’s favorite fuel for his hugging sprees: PIZZA!

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That very same evening Nucleus will also be exhibiting Happy As Kings, a new collection of playfully fun works by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. Inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, “Happy Thought”, the artist introduces us to a group of gleeful royals that find happiness in the ordinary yet wonderful things in life.

There will be refreshments, food (huggable pizza and royally delectable ice cream for Hug Machine and Happy As Kingsattendees, respectively) as well as themed activities for our guests on opening night, so visitors are urged to arrive promptly at 7pm or a little bit earlier in order to enjoy the full itinerary of event highlights.

For more information, visit these links: Hug Machine by Scott C. | Happy as Kings by Cuddly Rigor Mortis

The Physics of Friendship: A Tribute To The Big Bang Theory at Gallery Nucleus

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On October 19, Gallery Nucleus presents The Physics of Friendship: A Tribute To The Big Bang Theory. This group exhibition features some of my favorite artists including Jerrod Maruyama.

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I’m not going to lie; I never got into Big Bang Theory. But I can still appreciate this amazing piece by Joey Chou.

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This painting by Cuddly Rigor Mortis is also fantastic, even though I’m probably missing some context. The Physics of Friendship show opens on October 19 with a reception from 7-11pm. Visit Gallery Nucleus for more details about the event.

“Rising” by Junko Mizuno and “The Runaways” by Mab Graves at Gallery Nucleus

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On September 21, Gallery Nucleus presents its latest dual solo exhibits from Junko Mizuno and Mab Graves. The main gallery will feature “Rising” – Junko’s collection of over 20 new and original paintings and drawings depicting the strength of Japanese women throughout history and folklore.

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The atrium gallery will exhibit “The Runaways” by Mab Graves. Her new paintings and illustrations depict the journey of several misfit little girls exploring the fragility of independence as they adventure through a haunting new wilderness.

The opening reception takes place on September 21 from 7-10pm and both artists will be in attendance. Visit Nucleus’ Facebook page to have a chance to win an original artwork from Mab.

Nautical Nonsense: A Tribute to SpongeBob SquarePants at Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon have partnered up to present a tribute to our absorbent, yellow and porous friend, SpongeBob. ‘Nautical Nonsense: A Tribute to SpongeBob SquarePants‘ opens this Saturday, July 27 with a reception from 7-11pm.

In addition to original artwork from a wide spectrum of artists, the collection will include over two dozen works on loan from Nickelodeon including original animation cels, character designs, and acrylic paintings from season one. Plus six 3D figures used in the stop motion special, “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas.”

Opening night fun includes live SpongeBob and Squidward costumed characters, a SpongeBob scavenger hunt, a Jumpin’ Jellyfish booth, and more. $5 admission on opening night – Hawaiian shirt encouraged! If you miss opening night, the show will run through August 11.