Happy 11th anniversary, Gallery Nucleus!! To celebrate, Nucleus looking back on over ten years of wonderful art shows and events with a tribute art exhibition. Each day, starting Saturday October 17, one to three pieces from this milestone exhibition will be revealed both online and in its main gallery.The exhibition will finally be presented in full on November 7, at which point they will celebrate the collection and our anniversary with a special closing reception. Click here to sign up for the preview list.
This bright and expressive exhibition features a collection of skillful 3D pieces handcrafted by each artist in hopes of transporting the viewer into an exciting mini-world worthy of exploration!
‘Small Worlds’ opens on Saturday, August 15 with a reception from 7-10pm. I’m really excited about this show and I hope to see you all there!
The opening reception takes place May 23 from 7-10pm and will feature a DIY photo op, free refreshments, and the opportunity to make your own pirate eyepatch! The exhibition runs through June 7.
On January 24, Gallery Nucleus is proud to reprise its customary exhibition series, Line Weight, in the gallery’s inaugural show of the new year. This third installment welcomes a new roster of widely diverse and notable talents exploring the versatility of the line in compelling ways.
Artists Claire Hummel, Cory Loftis, Elsa Chang, Helen Chen, Joy Ang, Marguerite Sauvage, Natalie Hall and Robert Valley will be exhibiting their masterful line work for all to see. ‘Line Weight III’ opens on January 24 with a reception from 7-9pm; the exhibition will run through February 8.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I’m not going to lie; I never got into Big Bang Theory. But I can still appreciate this amazing piece by Joey Chou.
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.