CA – Pixar Art Collection Opening

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Press Release:

PIXAR and Disney Fine Art are proud to announce the release of a signature series. Seventeen images hand picked by John Lasseter, one image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nucleus is honored to exhibit and have this collection available for the first time anywhere on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE
Steve Pilcher
Dominique Louis
…more to be announced.

PIXAR COLLECTION ARTISTS
Bob Pauley
Tia Kratter
Randy Berrett
Pete Docter
Ralph Eggleston
Teddy Newton
Bill Cone
Dominique R. Louis
Lou Romano
Robert Kondo
Harley Jessup
Steve Pilcher
Ricky Nierva
Sharon Calahan
Daniel López Muñoz

ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Computers don’t make movies. People do: the artists, editors, animators, and technical directors. People are the life behind everything that gets created at Pixar. While animated films are technically complex to make, they each begin with the simplicity of putting pencil to paper.Many people don’t realize that Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media. Most of their work takes place during the development of a project, when they are working out the story and the look of the film. The wealth of beautiful art created for each movie is rarely seen outside the studio, and the finished film sent around the world would never be possible without it.

Pixar believes that a film is a contract between the filmmaker and the audience. The filmmaker offers an imagined world; the public interprets the creation. With just the right amount of realism, a film becomes perfectly believable. This belief hinges on the consistent application of the rules of the filmic world. These rules are explored and defined through concept art formats, including character studies, background paintings and color scripts just to name a few. The result is a world both new and recognizable; fictitious yet intuitively real.

The Pixar Art Collection is the first time a coordinated assortment of Pixar concept art has been released, celebrating each milestone film release in Pixar’s history. The pieces were hand-picked by a select team at Pixar and represent a wide range of media, from marker to pastels to digital creation.

The Collection is a love letter to Pixar and to Pixar’s fans – to each of us who found adventure, soared through space, changed our fate and renounced capes forever. To infinity and beyond!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

 

event image “Losing Dory” by Daniel López Muñoz ©Disney/Pixar

CA – Art of The Iron Giant Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions’ publication of the most beloved animation film, The Art of the Iron Giant on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book.

Come join us in this most special occasion as our veteran artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book!

000000000000000-art-iron-giantFeatured Panelists:
Teddy Newton – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Michel Gagne – Special Effects Animator/Supervisor
Dominique Louis – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Alan Bodner – Art Direction
Dennis Venizelos – Background Supervisor
Chris Sauve – Supervising Animator

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Moonshine Exhibit

From forty-five talented and prolific DreamWorks Studio art directors, production and character designers, and visual development artists, Moonshine features personal artwork that is made during the precious little times of day when the contributors are not working on stunning upcoming movies such as Puss in Boots, Shrek Forever After, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda 2, MegaMind, The Guardians of Childhood, Scared Shrekless, and Kung Fu Panda Holiday.

Opening Reception – Aug 14, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

*Closing Reception/Book Signing will take place on Friday, September 3rd (7pm – 10pm).

-Complimentary refreshments and moonshine!
-$2 admission ticket = one raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets $1 each)
-Prizes include a private tour of Dreamworks Animation Studio (1 winner + 3 guests), a 3-day pass for the CTN Animation Expo, original sketches, and DreamWorks merchandise!
-Pre-order the MOONSHINE book on opening night, and get 10% off.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Chris Appelhans
Devin Crane

Richard Daskas
Nathan Fowkes
Goro Fujita
Tianyi Han
Tang Heng
Ruben Hickman
Michael Isaak
Kirsten Kawamura
Jon Klassen
Chin Ko
Bryan LaShelle
Christophe Lautrette
Dominique Louis
Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Samuel Michlap
Emil Mitev
Lindsey Olivares
Ruben Perez
Alex Puvilland
Simon Rodgers
Ritche Sacilioc
Griselda Sastrawinata
Jason Scheier  
Nicolas Weis
Nate Wragg

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801