Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds.
Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat‘s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world. Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.
In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus celebrates these not-so-real friendships with a roster of some of our favorite artists, including noteable children’s book illustrators, who would like to introduce all of us to their very own imaginary friends. Join us opening night as we pay tribute to friends both real and imagined.
Exhibiting Artists Include
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Nate Wragg opens a solo exhibition on Saturday June 11th at 7pm.
WIN! Nate Wragg and Nucleus prizes, including original artwork. Click here for details.
About the Artist
Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. He took an interest in drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating high school he studied animation and design at The California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and the soon-to-be-released Puss and Boots. He was also the Production Designer of Pixar’s short film Your Friend the Rat, and has been involved in designing several main title sequences, most notably the animated end titles for Ratatouille. In addition to working in animation, Wragg has broken into the world of children’s book publishing with his illustrations for Disney Publishing’s Too Many Cooks. His work has been shown in various galleries in Los Angeles, as well as in the New York Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Showcase. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Nucleus warmly welcomes you to a gigantic, visual feast in micro proportions! Working within the 2×2 – 6×6 inch guidelines and in both traditional 2D and 3D media, this exhibit will feature an explosive roster of talent working in animation and visual development.
December 11, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Opening Reception / Dec 11, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
The Micro Show began with a group of animators and friends working at Disney. Creating personal, bite-size works of art was a respite from their daily creative grind and eventually they gathered all the pieces and displayed them in modest exhibits. On December 11, we bring you the most macro of the Micro Shows thus far. Featuring the talents working at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, artists were invited to do everything but wallpaper our upstairs Atrium gallery with their micro-sized creations.
This exhibit is sure to be an awe-inspiring event, not to mention a personal glimpse into extraordinary talents and minds behind your favorite animated films!
Andy Schuhler Story Artist
Aurian Redson, Story Artist
Austin Madison, Animator
Ben Balistreri, Story Artist
Bill Perkins, VisDev Artist
Bill Schwab, VisDev Artist
Brian Kesinger, Story and Layout Artist
Brittany Lee, VisDev Artist
Cassia Harries: Sculptor
Chen-yi Chang, Story Artist
Clio Chiang, Story Artist
Daniel Arriaga, VisDev Artist
Darren Webb, Story Artist
Dave Derrick, Story
Dave Pimentel, Head of Story
Don Hall, Director
Ed Gombert, Head of Story
Jeff Snow, Head of Story
Jeff Turley, VisDev Artist
Jenny Lerew, Story Artist
Jeremy Costello, Production Department Manager
Jeremy Spears, Story Artist
Jin Kim, VisDev Artist
Joe Moshier, Visual Development Artist
John Musker, Director
John Puglisi, Director
Josie Trinidad, Story Artist
Justin Cram, VisDev Artist
Kendelle Hoyer, Story Artist
Lauren MacMullen, Story Artist
Leo Matsuda, Story Artist
Lissa Treiman, Story Artist
Lorelay Bove, VisDev Artist
Louie Del Carmen, Story
Mark Kennedy, Head of Story
Mark Walton, Story
Mike Gabriel, Art Director
Mike Giaimo, Art Director
Mike Lester, Story Artist
Minkyu Lee, Animator
Nancy Kruse, Story Artist
Nate Wragg, VisDev Artist
Nicole Mitchell, Story Artist
Normand Lemay, Story Artist
Paul Briggs, Head of Story
Ryan O’Loughlin, Story
Ryan Savas, Story Artist
Shane Prigmore, Head of Story
Shiyoon Kim, VisDev Artist
Steve Anderson, Director
Steve Macleod, Story Artist
Ted Mathot, Head of Story
Toby Shelton, Head of Story
Vi-Dieu Nguyen, Story Artist
Victoria Ying, VisDev Artist
Will Mata, Story Artist
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
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.
210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801
Quinquennium Exhibitum: Nucleus 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition
November 7, 2009 – November 30, 2009
Nov 7, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Date(s): 05/16/2009 (Opening Reception)
Description: Scott Morse, Don Shank, Lou Romano, and Nate Wragg open a show on May The Ancient Book of Sex and Science16th at Gallery Nucleus.
May 16, 2009 – May 28, 2009
Opening Reception / May 16, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Featuring artists Don Shank, Lou Romano, Nate Wragg and Scott Morse. We’re celebrating the launch of their much anticipated book: The Ancient Book of Sex and Science, a follow up to the ever popular and sold-out The Ancient Book of Myth and War.
From the imagination of some of the most sophisticated artists in the animation industry, this new volume explores the strange frontiers of both sex and science throughout history. From instruments of innovation and the Atomic Age to analysis of the mind, body, and seduction of the human form.
This exhibition will feature original artwork straight from the book’s pages, and is a rare opportunity to catch all four very talented guys in one place.
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Location: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801