June 7 - July 3, 2019
Reception: June 7 / 6 - 9 PM
LILY SEIKA JONES
LILY SEIKA JONES
Los Angeles, CA
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.
A miniature celebration of mid-century living.
Ellen designs cool stuff in sunny Los Angeles. Influenced by her love of bright colors, Mid-Century design, and vintage treasures. In her free time she enjoys pub trivia, watching old movies, and thrift shopping.
Los Angeles, CA
Matt Furie (b.1979 is an artist, illustrator, and children's book author. He's best known for his character Pepe, a fun-loving stoner frog from his comic Boy's Club, who has become a ubiquitous internet meme. In 2012, McSweeney’s published Furie's first children’s book, The Night Riders, a wordless tale about the adventures of two best friends, a frog, and a rat. He's currently based in Los Angeles.
Leonardo Santamaria was born with a twin brother in Quezon City, Philippines. At a young age, he and his family immigrated to New Jersey. Soon after, they moved to Orange County, California where he eventually made his way to study at ArtCenter College of Design. He now lives and works in Los Angeles.
His paintings are influenced by 1990's anime, 2000's emo, and this decade's political discourse. When out of the studio, he spends his time with his friends enjoying tabletop games, healing his team as Moira in Overwatch, and drinking copious amounts of room-temperature water. Unfortunately, he and his twin do not share psychic abilities.
Draws out the daydreams, the longings. Inspired by the nostalgic culture of Japan, stories, music, fashion, and nature, Shoko Ishida strives to create works that sparks a story. The coffee and tea enthusiast creates her mixed media works in the studio with her golden retriever sleeping by the desk.
Group exhibition curated by WOW x WOW
Adrian Landon Brooks
Deth P. Sun
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Painter living and making in Iowa, USA.
“Rumination” is a collection of drawings and paintings illustrating scenes of contemplation. The figure in my work are suspended between worlds, captured in that moment of being awake and dreaming, when the mind is free to wonder and create. The noise and clutter from the day are condensed into seeds that sprout into various forms of leaves, flowers, and insects. The complexity of the plants and flora are simplified into colors and forms that I can recognize and build on. They grow into and out of the figure to create flourishing gardens, suggesting that the mind is fertile ground for growth and renewal.
It's been 11 years since Gallery Nucleus held its first Unicorn Show, and we are happy to announce that we are bringing this exhibition back! We will explore the folklore, mythology, and beauty of this mystical creature through the work of these artists:
Amy Sol / Alan Brown / Daria Tessler / Huntz Liu / Jeanne D'Angelo / Jason Limon / Joey Stupor / Junko Mizuno / Leo Eguiar / Michael C. Hsiung / Nomi Chi / Oliver Hibert / Rona Liu / Shoko Ishida / Tetsunori / Wendy Hearts
EDWARD KINSELLA III
St Louis, Missouri
Edward Kinsella III was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1983. He graduated with honors from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006, and his work has since been commissioned by a variety of prestigious magazines and publishers. He has also shown his fine art and illustration in a number of gallery exhibitions. His accolades include gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and a Gold Award from Spectrum.
Creeps represents Edward Kinsella’s journey deeper into paranormal themes. Drawing on multiple visual and literary sources, Edward creates pieces that mix a peculiar visual hodgepodge with a lifelong fascination with the paranormal. Creeps celebrates the strange, the unusual, and the things that go bump in the night.
London, United Kingdom
Breaking the traditional boundaries of craft, Stewart Francis Easton’s work fuses together hand embroidery, sonic art and music. Drawing upon and using folk song, story and social history as a starting point Easton works with the space and weight of story to create large scale wall based pieces which emphasise the passage of time within a single panel. These pieces vary in size and medium and can be drawn with hand embroidery, direct wall drawing or paint. Whichever medium is used Easton emphasises the need to create using the hand as it is in this process that a connection is made with the story allowing a slowing down and immersion in the moment. Most recently Easton has been removing the ‘storyline’ of a visual narrative by creating geometric/ graphic forms in stitch. This reassembling of his work ethic in a chance layout enables the viewer to be free of their preconceptions of story. Using a process of abstract minimal stitch he is enabling himself to create a visual reference to an ever changing pathway and reaching for a utopian form. Easton’s stitch work blurs the lines between craft, illustration and fine art making his work dynamic and progressive and a must see. Stewart Francis Easton is a visual storyteller based in London who works in thread, ink, paint and digital media.
TITLE: THE GLASS BEAD GAME
The Glass Bead Game is Easton's exploration into the fictional Castalian order of mind, spirit and the artistic life.
Drawing upon the major elements and characters from Hesse's great work Easton has fused together and created a depiction of a fantastical world of spirit and art.
Using a contemplative approach in the creation of each of the works he has allowed a space to develop within the journey of their creation. This space gives the viewer a glimpse into the artistic life and the possibilities available to us when we not only look at a work, but meditate upon it.
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