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


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!


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


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.

BigBangTheoryShow Joey Chou

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

SheldonsSpot Kristin Tercek

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



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.

Runaways Group

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.

More Amazing Work by Jared Andrew Schorr

spaceship in a bottle

How amazing is this?! It’s a spaceship in a test tube!!

spaceships in a bottle

Jared Andrew Schorr created these amazing pieces for ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow‘ now showing at Gallery Nucleus. Three of these tiny spaceships are still available, along with a larger piece titled “Morning Commute.”


“The Radish Spirit” is the solo piece he created for Supah Mashup Art Party, and it is still available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through July 14. (Note: Leanna Lin’s will be closed on July 4-5 and will be back open for the weekend.) To inquire, please email

Not in Kansas Anymore: A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz at Gallery Nucleus

Joey Chou

Joey Chou

Timed with the release of Disney’s ‘ Oz: The Great and Powerful,’ Gallery Nucleus invited an exciting group of talent to celebrate the many adventures and adaptations of Dorothy and her friends in Oz. The opening reception of Not in Kansas Anymore: A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz takes place on Saturday, March 16 from 7-11 pm.

Lorena Alvarez Gómez

Lorena Alvarez Gómez

This exhibit will be online to the public Sunday, March 17. You can join the online preview using the form on this link to view and purchase the work prior to the opening reception.

Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner

Highlights from the opening reception include live songs from WICKED the musical by Broadway performers and free private crystal ball reading on first-come basis. Admission for the reception is $5 which includes a raffle to win cool prizes like a hot air balloon ride.

Preview: “Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time”

Adventure ‘Till You Drop | Chris Houghton | Watercolor & colored pencil | 14″ x 11″

Daddy Why Did You Eat My Fries | Sachin Teng | Acrylic & gouache | 13.5″ x 11.5″

Drain the Red | Felt Mistress | Mixed fibres | 51″ x 15″ x 10″

Official Print Release: C’mon Grab Your Friends | Perry Dixon Maple | 24″ x 18″ | $40

Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time
On Display: August 18, 2012 – September 9, 2012

Opening Reception: August 18, 7-11pm

  • Meet Exhibiting Artists in Person
  • Kaboom Adventure Time Comic Signing
  • Play the New Adventure Time Video Game on 3DS
  • Costume Contest
  • Free admission to attendees who look as if they walked straight out of the Land of Ooo (Otherwise $5 admission)