Animals find solace in an imaginative haven now void of human impact. They have formed complex social structures amongst an entirely cohesive landscape.
A world now on the road to rehabilitation accommodates a rediscovered sense of spirituality once hidden in hallowed symbolism. Revelations of creature characteristics are unveiled to an audience of human onlookers.
Empyrean is a glimpse into a visual narrative that encapsulates the harmoniousness of nature.
Kane Kokaris is a self taught artist from Gold Coast, Australia. His paintings are imaginative, stylised and often dark. Influences vary from nature and wildlife, to tattoo culture. He looks to partially tell a story within each composition, giving creatures a dreamlike world of their own. Although most tales are seemingly ill-fated, capturing the beauty in the darkest of moments is his main desire. Exposing viewers to images which evoke their own symbolic meaning and encourage them to let their imagination run free.
Using traditions in natural history illustration, this new body of work by Stephanie Brown explores the hierarchy of natural selection in both real and imagined scenes. These sacred animal rituals exist in our perceivable realm, often unseen - but when the curtain is peeled back, the subjects symbolically articulate human desire, anxiety and fear.
The luxuriant plumages and brilliant shows of color attract our eye, but also reveal the subjects in their most fertile, vulnerable and desperate state - revealing themselves to both partners and predators. The undercurrent of survival drives the most reptilian processes in every organism - to consume and to propagate. The spaces where these processes intersect reveal the relationships in the larger ecosystem that frequently cross paths with complex human interest.
Stephanie Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, in both traditional mediums and the art of tattooing. Graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked with the artist-in-residence at the Field Museum in Chicago - which gave an inside look to both natural history collections, and the applied arts surrounding them, both of which inspire the subjects and application of her work.
Nucleus Portland is pleased to announce our gallery opening in SE Portland. You are invited to come celebrate creativity and have fun! We will celebrate our Grand Opening with a coaster art exhibition called “Salut!” You are invited to join us for this special opening night reception from 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
Highlights include: Exclusive limited edition print release by Timber! Local craft beers on tap with special guest brewery, Great Notion. Complimentary celebratory treats and nuts by Albina City Nuts, and more.
SALUT! A Coaster Art Exhibition
October 8, 2016 - November 8, 2016
Our Grand Opening exhibit will be an entertaining show called "Salut!” spotlighting the relationship of art and beer. 100+ artists will be exhibiting their work on high-quality, durable 4-inch coasters. Each one-of-a-kind art piece will be priced at $50. We think you’ll be pleased to see how each artist approached their “canvas” in unique and fun ways. At the same time, we hope you will enjoy the local beers we have on tap.
You are invited to join us at our grand opening reception on
October 8th, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Alex Despain Alice Lee Alice Yang Alison George Andrea Lauren Andrew Chuani Ho APAK Ashly Lovett Avalon Nuovo Bagger43 Betsy Walton Becca Barnet Brendan Monroe Catherine Ho Corinne Reid Cuddly Rigor Mortis David Aguado Drug Factory Press Ellen Surrey Eric Reigert Evah Fan Francesca Buchko Francis Vallejo Guno Park Helice Wen Hey, It’s Meu
Jackson Dryden Jaime Zollars Jason Sturgill Jaya Nicely Jeannie Lynn Paske Jen Bartel Jen Tong Jenn Tran Jennifer Ely Jeremy Costello Jesse Ledoux Jesse Riggle Jessica Roux Jon Klassen Jon Lau Joshua Budich Joshua Minnich Kate O’Hara Keiko Brodeur Kenard Pak Kim Peterson Kim Sielbeck Lily Padula Kora C. Kristina Collantes Leonard Peng
Leonardo Santamaria Llew Mejia Loris Lara Madison Erin Mayfield Maggie Chiang Maggie Ivy Mari Inukai Matt Gordon Matt Forsythe Matt Rockefeller Maxwell McMaster Meg Hunt Melissa Kojima Mike Lowery Mike Schultz Molly Mendoza Molly Walsh Naoshi Natalie Hall Nellie Le Niall Grant Nicole Gustafsson Owen Freeman Pam Wishbow Peter Chan Philipp Zurmole
Qing Richie Pope Ryan Berkley Sabrina Elliott Sashiko Yuen Sally Deng Shag Shinyeon Moon Sleepy Jess! Spencer Mann Sylvia Liu Sashiko Yuen Tess Rubinstein Tiffany Le TIMBER! Tuesday Bassen Varsam Kurnia Veronica Fish Winterteeth Yellena Bryskenkova Yellena James Yohey Horishita Yumiko Kayukawa Zane Yarbrough ...and more!
Arresting in its body of water to land, the coast is welcoming and at times waves a farewell. The separation of boundaries is where we connect when reaching our destination from coast to coast. This exhibit is the physical and spiritual representation of what this means to these five artists.