Nucleus Portland


Timothy Lamb: God, Savage and the Amazon

February 25- March 23, 2017

Opening Reception: February 25 / 6-9 PM

Timothy Lamb’s debut solo exhibition imagines a glimpse into a vibrant parallel universe where chaotic scenes of war and leisure play out a familiar and timeless existence. In settings of neither past nor future, figures fill the canvas engaged in savage civil wars, ritualism, and dangerous encounters with the untamed wild. Inspirations include a life-long obsession of dinosaurs, religious art, comics, and science-fiction, as well as the storied tradition of preserving the victories of battles through art, a subject matter that’s been found in nearly all cultures. The artist works with acrylic paint, using a Paasche airbrush and paper collage materials to bring a panoply of false beings and civilizations to life. Contrasting the darker themes of his paintings is always a sliver of playfulness, bringing a sense of humor to otherwise chaotic and morose subjects. Unfortunately, there is a sense that the colorful beings of Lamb’s paintings seem tragically doomed to realize the same fate of violence and flaws of human behavior that we see in our world today. 

Artist Bio:
Timothy Lamb is a Los Angeles based artist recognized for his achievements for his work in the animation industry over the last decade. He studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco before entering into animation art in the capacities of art direction, visual development and character design.  

Maxwell McMaster Solo Exhibition

JUNE 24 - JULY 20, 2017

Artist Bio:

Maxwell McMaster is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist/designer. His work is primarily a reaction to his surrounding environment, or a reflection of past experiences.  Maxwell explores a wide range of styles and techniques within his work, allowing the concepts to dictate the aesthetic.

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