Nucleus Portland

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Salut! 4: A Coaster Art Exhibition



November 8 - December 4, 2019

Reception: November 8 / 7 - 10 PM

Salut is a friendly expression used toward one's companions before having a drink. In conjunction with our gallery and bar, about 1000 coasters will be on display in the gallery.

At $60 each, this is a great opportunity to own original art!

Artwork will be for sale during the reception, then online that weekend (TBA). 
There will be no preview/pre-sales. 

ARTISTS

Aaron Piland / Adam Alaniz / Adam CaldwellAdam ListerAdrian Landon BrooksAJ Dungo / Alan Linnstaedt / Alex Dos DiazAlex Eckman-Lawn / Alfred Berger / Alice Yang / Alina Chau / Alison George / Allen TenBusschen / Allison FrederiksenAllison ReimoldAlyssa TrautzAmy EarlesAmy KuttabAndie FurtadoAndrea SotoAngela Sung / Anke Gladnick / Anthony Hurd / Aria Fawn / Augie Pagan / Austin Eddy / Bagger43Bao Pham / Beau Bernier Frank / BekzinBill Carman / Bodeck Luna / Brendon Flynn / Brett P Stenson / Bryce Wymer / Camille Andre / Camily Tsai / Carly Janine Mazur / Caroline Choi / Catherine No  / Cheatin' SnakesChris Youssef / Christian Alvarez / Christian Leon Guerrero / Cleonique Hilsaca / Colin Frangicetto / Corinne Reid / DanBob / Dan McCarthy / David DePasquale / David Huang / David Natale / Deadbinky / Defective Pudding / Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman / Denis Dalesio / Deth P. Sun / Digitalpaintfumes / Dusty Ray / Edward Cao / Eli McMullen / Ellen Surrey / Elliot LangEmily Allen / Emil Konishi / Emily Neilson / Emily Pettigrew / Em Roberts / Eric Bonhomme / Erica Rose Levine / Erick Martinez / Fernando RezaFrancesca Buchko / Frank T. Lin / FaunwoodGizem Vural / Guno Park / Hanzel HaroHarmony GongHayley Powers / Helen MaskHermann Mejia / HerrSuite / Hillary Butterworth / Honky Tonk WomanHuntz Liu / Ian C. Hess / Ileana Soon / InkshiftIvan Aguirre / James Lipnickas / James OberschlakeJames Thistlethwaite / Janice Chu / Jasmine Worth  / Jason Herr / Jason Mowry / Jeannie Lynn Paske / Jeff Sheridan / Jenn Ely / Jenna Andersen / Jen Tong / Jennifer Xiao / Jenny Yu / Jeremy Costello  / Jesse Simpson / Jessica Roux / Jialun Deng / Jim Mahfood / John F. Malta  / JJ HarrisonJosh Minnich / Julian Callos / Julianna Brion / Juliette Toma / Kane Kokaris / Kat Terada / Kate O'Hara / Katie Gamb / Kayla Edgar / Keith Carter / Kekai Kotaki / Kenard Pak / Kendall Quack / Kevan Hom / Kim Bogeman / Kim Slate  / Kourtney Jorgensen /  Kristin Kwan / Kristina Collantes / Kuri HuangKyler Martz / Lachlan Herrick / Leonardo Santamaria / Lia Tin / Lily Seika Jones / Lisa Perrin / Logan Schmitt / Lorien Stern / Loris Lora / Louie Chin / Lydia Nichols / Madison Erin Mayfield / Maggie Chiang / Maggie Ivy / Marika PazMarisa WareMartin Hsu / Matt Furie / Matt Gordon / Matt Linares / Matt Rockefeller / Matt Schumacher / Matthew Crumpton / Maxwell McMaster / Meg Hunt / Megan Wood Melcher / Memorille  / Michael Dandley / Michael Polakowski /
Michelle Avery KonczykMighty Short Mike Bilz / Mike lowery / Mike Schultz / Naki / MimochaiMinnie Phan / Miranda Tacchia / Molly Mendoza / MonqMunadraws / Mwanel Pierre-Louis / Nadia Rausa / Nana Williams / NaoshiNatalie Erickson / Nate Wragg  / Nellie Le / Nicole Bruckman / Nicole Duennebier / Nicole Gustafsson / Nikolas Ilic / Niky Motekallem / Noah J Klocek / Nuri DurrOuizi PaperPuffinPatrick Mathews / ReikoMurakami / Reuben Negron / Robbie TrevinoRob Sato / Robot Soda / Ryan Bartlett / Sally Deng / Samantha Mash / Sasha Schotzko-Harris / Savanna Judd / Sean Mahan / Sergio Lopez  / ShinYeon Moon / Simon Baek / Skullbashhero / Song KangSoren CapitoSorie Kim / Stephanie Brown / Stephanie Cost / Steven Daily / Steven Hughes / Subin Yang / Sylvia Liu / Taylor Rose / Teagan White / Terry Ribera Thomas Han / Tiffany Turrill / TIMBER! / Tim PeacockTintist / Timothy Lamb / Tobias Kwan / Tracie Ching / Travis Jackson / Vanessa Gillings / Vin Ganapathy / Wendi ChenWilliam Basso / Will Murai / Ximena Rendón / Yas Imamura / Yellena James / Yohey Horishita / Yu Maeda / Yumi Yamazaki / Yumiko Kayukawa / Yusei Abe / Zach Meyer / Zachary Lank / Zachary Oldenkamp 




Oliver Hibert - Magic Powers



October 11 - November 3, 2019

Reception: October 11 / 6 - 9 PM

OLIVER HIBERT
Scottsdale, AZ

Oliver Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1983.


Eye catching, colorful, bold, fantastic, surreal and at most times psychedelic is how many describe Oliver Hibert’s style of artwork and Paintings. Hibert’s iconic style almost transcends time as it nods to the past, while being so contemporized that it speaks to the future. The art is smothered with busy patterns, alluring figures, super bright colors and plenty of exclamation marks. Hibert’s particular and unique style of fine art has caught the attention of numerous publications, retail stores, galleries and museums from around the globe. Hibert also prides himself as an illustrator / designer and has worked with many top-notch and commercial clients ranging from Nike to The Flaming Lips. Hibert’s vivid and colorific designs can be recognized on album covers, rock posters, music videos, skateboards, magazine covers, editorials, shoes, clothing, and vinyl toys. Most recently, Hibert has designed a full tarot deck and Magical Oracle Board.
 

Oliver Hibert describes his art as an escape from the mundane, influenced by music, colors, death, life, beauty, ugliness, cartoons, drugs, sex, mystery and magic.

Currently, Oliver Hibert works and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and one thousand peacocks.





The Infinite Well 2



September 6 - October 2, 2019

Reception: September 6th / 6 - 9 PM


Group exhibition curated by WOW x WOW


 

The Infinite Well brings together 29 American artists at varying stages in their careers, all of whom share fantastic technical skill, a love of narrative and the ability to immerse viewers within wonderful visions, be they outlandish and surreal or comfortingly familiar.
 
Continuing WOW x WOW’s tradition of curating unthemed exhibits, The Infinite Well has provided participating artists with the opportunity to contribute pieces from their ongoing personal bodies of work. Allowing creative minds the freedom to explore without restrictive parameters is at the core of the WOW x WOW ethos, as it enables the creation of the most honest, powerful and liberating work that an artist will ever produce.

The show title is a metaphorical nod to the deep reservoir of inspiration that artists draw from. Encompassing everything from feelings, emotions, dreams, relationships, memories, social events, cultures and history, the list of stimuli which can inspire and provide fodder for the imagination, stretches to infinity.

Simultaneously and literally speaking, a ‘well’, typically contains water, which symbolises life, and in the context of the act of creation, is very fitting indeed. Throughout history, as it was often located in the centre of a neighbourhood, the well also came to symbolise community, which neatly ties in with this show. Community provides excellent opportunities for everyone and facilitates the sharing of ideas and feelings, in turn generating connections and continued growth, something which this show is a testament to.
 

At a time where online exhibitions are becoming more commonplace, WOW x WOW feels that it’s important to show solidarity with brick and mortar galleries, and highlight the fact that the physical and the virtual can work together in harmony, mutually engaging audiences and supporting the arts. Both gallery models have the ability to co-exist and provide varying benefits to both the artists they work with and the collectors they provide for, making for stronger international networks and a blossoming New Contemporary community.
 

Allison Reimold
Amy Guidry
Andi Soto
Andrew Ghrist
Armando Veve
Bao Pham
Bayo
Bennett Slater
Bill Carman
Bill Mayer
Casey Weldon
Charlie Immer
Corinne Reid
David Seidman
Helice Wen
Jeannie Lynn Paske
Jon Ching
Kate O'Hara
Katie Gamb
Leegan Koo
Michele Melcher
Nathan Reidt
Phoenix Chan
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sean Mahan
Thomas Ascott
Tobias Kwan
Wiley Wallace
Yusei Abe





Nicole Gustafsson / Miranda Zimmerman



August 2 - September 4, 2019

Reception: August 2 / 6 - 9 PM

 

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON
Vancouver, WA

Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based project. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids.

 
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MIRANDA ZIMMERMAN AKA FAUNWOOD
Eugene, OR

Miranda Zimmerman uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures.  Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fiction are blurred. 

Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, taking on freelance work and creating Faun-Creatures to fill her fictional universe. 
Clients include Oculus Rift, The Field Museum, and independent researchers.




The Magic Hairball Of The Ruby Eyed Panther

Davor Gromilovic & PAOLO PUCK



July 6 - July 31, 2019

Reception: July 6 / 6 - 9 PM

 

DAVOR GROMILOVIĆ
Sombor, Serbia

Davor Gromilovic is a visual artist currently residing in Sombor, Serbia (born in Yugoslavia, 1985). Although contemporary drawing represents the primary field of his creative exploration and development, he also shows creative abilities and genuine commitment to other artistic forms such as painting, illustration, graphics, murals, art fanzines, etc. His work is narrative and often inspired by fantastic motives of fairy tales, folk-art, pop surrealism, sci-fi, and even by north renaissance masters of painting, as well as by his personal experiences and inner world. In his work one notices a dominant use of symbols, his inner world and complex reflections from which he develops ideas and specific intimate aesthetics. Complex, but at the same time purified, strongly imaginative but well-thought-out works adorn this artist’s rich oeuvre.

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PAOLO PUCK
Pennsylvania

Paolo Del Toro is a British-born artist currently residing in the US. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began teaching himself sculpture and woodcarving in 2011. His journey in sculpture began whilst whittling a mermaid under a tree in the Pyrenees mountains. The process of turning a twig into a mermaid struck him as a magical one, and he has been hooked on sculpture ever since. His first project was a series of wooden boxes in the shape of heads, which allowed him to practice sculpture while traveling. Directly influenced by his nomadic lifestyle, the boxes are small, lightweight, and hollow. After settling in the US three years ago, Paolo was able to start making larger sculptures and began to experiment with felt. His current pieces are made of foam and needle felted wool.

Often described as bizarre, unnerving, whimsical, and dreamlike, his work is influenced by myths and fairytales, outsider, folk, and tribal art, Forteana, Jungian theory, and Gnosticism.





Lily Seika Jones - Songs of Or



June 7 - July 3, 2019

Reception: June 7 / 6 - 9 PM

LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA

Lily Seika Jones is a full-time artist/illustrator currently based in the third bedroom of a charming home in Shoreline, Washington with her husband and their two cats. She spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while creating highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, taking inspiration from her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 majoring in Literature, Fine Arts, and Education, and decided that very year she would pursue a career that would allow her to combine her all her passions and interests: book illustration. Since then, she has been freelancing and running Rivulet Paper Shop on Etsy. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.

 



MAXWELL MCMASTER & SALLY DENG 2-PERSON SOLO EXHIBITION / ELLEN SURREY MINI SHOW



May 3 - May 29 2019

Reception: May 3 / 6 - 9 PM

MAXWELL MCMASTER
Los Angeles, CA


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.


SALLY DENG
Los Angeles, CA

LA based artist. Usually in my studio, occasionally in the mountains, sporadically in the sea.





Mid-Century Modern Small Works 

A miniature celebration of mid-century living.


ELLEN SURREY
Los Angeles, CA

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.

 

 




Teagan White - Land & Sea


April 5 - May 1, 2019

TEAGAN WHITE
Portland, OR

Title - Land & Sea 

Depicting fragments of the old growth forests and coastal habitats of the Pacific Northwest, “Land & Sea” is a reflection on our loss of place in wild environments. Moments of belonging and tranquility are broken by ominous reminders of our alienation from true wildness: the deadly natural forces we’re ill-adapted to navigate, the lifeforms devastated by our civilization’s tyranny over the biosphere, the spectral beings that haunt us for our betrayal. The show includes somber gouache and watercolor paintings, cyanotype prints and botanical dyes on paper and found textiles, and a risograph art zine titled “You Do Not Belong Here”.




Matt Furie - Tuff Crowd



March 8 - April 3, 2019


MATT FURIE
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.




Suggestivism

 

February 1 - February 27, 2019


An exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor


Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Andy Kehoe
Anthony Hurd
Bob Schneider
Brad Gray
Caitlin Hackett
Cassidy Marietta
Chris Mars
Dean Fleming
Erica Williams
Fuco Ueda
Hannah Faith Yata
James Oberschlake
Jason Limon
Jean Pierre Arboleda
Jeremy Nichols
Jessica So Ren Tang
Joe Vaux
Ken Garduno
Kit Mizeres
Kristin Kwan
Lauren YS
Marisa Aragón Ware
Nathan Reidt
Nathan Spoor
Nicoletta Ceccoli
Peca
Sarah Joncas
Sergio Lopez

 



KRISTINA COLLANTES / LEONARDO SANTAMARIA / SHOKO ISHIDA



January 12 - January 30, 2019

KRISTINA COLLANTES
Las Vegas, NV

Kristina Collantes (b 1987)  is an illustrator and creative director living and working in the USA, the greatest planet on earth. 

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LEONARDO SANTAMARIA
Los  Angeles, CA

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.

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SHOKO ISHIDA
Detroit, Michigan

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.

Currently staying in Michigan USA.




Off The Clock

 

 

December 8, 2018 - January 9, 2019


LAIKA and Nucleus Portland presents OFF THE CLOCK, an exhibition showcasing personal work by the visual virtuosos at the studio that brought you Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo & the Two Strings and on April 12th, Missing Link.

Alan Cook / Alina Chau / Austen Weitzel / Brian Ormiston / Brooke Duckart / Cameron Asao / Carolyn Erikson / Christina Benenati / Christy Becker / Desiree Ong / Doug Cummings / Drew Hartel / Emily Neilson / Emma Berger / Erin Crane / Hasani Walker / Janice Chu / Jennifer Ely / Jesse Gregg / Joshua Storey / Juliaon Roels / Katy Strutz / Kenard Pak / Kim Slate / Kristy Kay / Kyle Gernhart / Laurent Rossi / Micah Henrie / Qing Wang / Santiago Agustin Montiel / Song Kang / The Wooden Heroes




Salut! III A Coaster Art Show / Mizna Wada: The Weird Girls


SALUT! III 

November 16 - December 6, 2018

 
"Salut" is an expression of friendly feelings used toward one's companions before drinking. In conjunction with our bar, hundreds of coaster artwork will be on display in the gallery. We have an outstanding roster of talented artists from near and far. At $50 each, this is a great opportunity to own original art!

Artwork will be for sale at the opening reception, and will be available online the following day. There will be no previews/pre-sales for this show.

ARTISTS
Aaron Piland / AJ Frena / Alex Beck Alex Chiu / Alex Dos Diaz / Alex Gold Alex Kuno / Alexander Reisfar / Alfie Berger Alice Lee / Alina Chau / Alison George / Amanda Sartor / Amy Earles  / Andi Soto / Andrew Maclean / Angela Fox / Angela Sung / Ava An / Ayumi Takahashi  / Bagger43 / Bao Pham / Betsy Walton / Bijou Karman / Bill Carman  / Bill Ross / Brett Stenson / Brian Uhl / Brooks Salzwedel / Bryce Wymer Camily Tsai / Cate Andrews / Chad Eaton / Chris Gerringer / Christa Dippel / Cleonique Hilsaca / Colin Frangicetto / Corinne Reid Dadu Shin Daniel González Liberal /  Dirty Robot Dean Stuart / Deth P. Sun / Edward Cao / Eli McMullen / Eliza Ivanova / Elizabeth Haidle / Ellen Surrey / Emily Pettigrew / Erica Williams / Faunwood / Feifei Ruan / Fiona Hewitt / Fumi Mini Nakamura / Graham Yarrington / Guno Park / Helen Mask / Helice Wen / Hermann Mejia / Huntz Liu / Jacob Van Loon / James Lipnickas / Jason A. Mowry / Jason Herr / Jason Limon / Jeannie Lynn Paske / Jessica Dalva / Jessica Roux / Josh Chance / JP Neang / Julian Callos / Julie Benbassat / Karl James Mountford / Kathleen Neeley / Katie Gamb / Keiko Murayama Kellan Jett / Kenard Pak / Kevin Hong / KozynDan / Kristina Micotti / Kyle Fewell / Kyoosang Choi / Lia Tin / Lily Seika Jones / Lindsay Stripling / Lisa Congdon / Maggie Chiang / Maggie Ivy / Malachi Ward  Manuja Waldia / Mari Inukai / Marika Paz / Maria Nguyen / Marisa Aragón Ware / Mark W. Richards Matt Gordon / Matt Rockefeller / Matt Schumacher / Meredith Miotke / Meyoco / Michael Polakowski / Mike Schultz / Molly Mendoza / Naoshi / Natalie Erickson / Nick Runge / Nicole Gustafsson / Niky Motekallem / Ninjabot / Oliver Hibert / Phoenix Chan / Pixel P / Priscilla Wong / Rachel Maves / Redd Walitzki / Reiko Murakami / Rich Pellegrino / Sally Deng / Samuel Araya / Sean Mahan / Shawn Hebrank / Siamés Escalante / Song Kang / Stacey Rozich / Stephanie Brown / Stephen Molyneaux / Steven Russell Black / Tall Boy / Tallulah Fontaine / Taylor Gray / Thomas Ascott / Tim Peacock / Tobias Kwan / Travis Millard / Tugboat Printshop / Vanessa Gillings / Wendy Hearts / William Basso / Willie Real / Winterteeth / Yellena James / Yu Maeda / Yuliya Pietletskaya / Yumi Yamazaki Yumiko Kayukawa / Yuriy Ibragimov / Yusei Abe / Zach Meyer / Zach Oldenkamp / Zoe Persico








MIZNA WADA MINI SHOW
THE WEIRD GIRLS 


November 16 - December 6, 2018

RECEPTION November 16 / 7 - 10 PM

Mizna Wada is a Japan-based illustrator. She was born in 1974 in Kumamoto, Japan. She materializes creepy and cute girls by using various techniques: Drawing, Painting, Paper cut, Print Gocco, Cloth Doll. 
 



Benjamin BjÖrklund & Nicolás Uribe

 

OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 10, 2018


BENJAMIN BJÖRKLUND

Trollhättan, Sweden

Benjamin is a painter born -87 in Trollhättan, Sweden. He has studied art in high school and studied veterinary technician in university. Benjamin works as a painter and a nurse's assistant at a psychiatric hospital.  He currently lives with his dog Ruben in gothenburg. 

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NICOLÁS URIBE

Bogotá, Colombia

Nicolás Uribe is an American painter, born in Wisconsin, USA, currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated with Honours from School of Visual Arts in NY. Nicolás has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the US and South America, and has exhibited his work in Mexico, Spain, Egypt, among other countries. He’s done numerous painting workshops in the UK, Spain, Canada and the US. He splits his time between preparing works for upcoming exhibitions and teaching Life Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá. Nicolás is also part of the team at Blank Atelier in Bogotá, where he teaches workshops privately.





Amy Earles & Lily Seika Jones



AUGUST 3 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

AMY EARLES
Indianapolis, IN

Out of natural instinct and some necessity, I'm a very private person in most ways. Communicating through art is something I've been doing since early childhood. Feeling out of sync with others led me to create other worlds for my mind to occupy and some of this is manifested through visual art. It's not all just a projection of myself, but it's also a world view filtered through a particular lens. One that is sometimes clouded by experiences and always a little askew.

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LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA

Lily Seika Jones is a full-time artist/illustrator currently based in the third bedroom of a charming home in Shoreline, Washington with her husband and their two cats. She spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while creating highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, taking inspiration from her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 majoring in Literature, Fine Arts, and Education, and decided that very year she would pursue a career that would allow her to combine her all her passions and interests: book illustration. Since then, she has been freelancing and running Rivulet Paper Shop on Etsy. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.





TEAGAN WHITE / AJ FRENA / FUMI MINI NAKAMURA




July 6 - August 1,  2018


TEAGAN WHITE
Minneapolis

Artist Bio:
Teagan White is an artist and illustrator specializing in intricate paintings of flora and fauna. Her work depicts nature's subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord through muted colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail.  Teagan lives in Minneapolis with a cat named Bug and a taxidermy goose, and spends her time riding bikes, trying to be friends with seagulls, holding unexpected animal funerals, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, reading tarot cards, and vanishing into the woods.

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AJ FRENA
Pittsburgh, PA

Artist Bio:
AJ Frena is an illustrator from Texas who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. AJ currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA with a lucky black cat and a lazy border collie.

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FUMI MINI NAKAMURA
New York  

Artist Bio:
b.1984, Currently live/works in New York City area.




Secret Sauce



June 1 - July 1, 2018

A group exhibition curated by Nucleus x Sizzle Pie

Secret Sauce is that mysterious special something that makes a dish pop. In this case, it's the whole range of experiences and techniques that makes an artist's style unique. 

Every piece in the show is 6 x 6 inches on wood panel, and will be priced at $300 & under. Come enjoy free pizza at the opening reception on June 1st!




The Infinite Well




May 4 - May 30, 2018

Group exhibition curated by WOW x WOW


WOW x WOW is tremendously excited to announce that its founder, Tim Maclean, has been invited to curate a group exhibition for the fabulous Nucleus Portland Gallery, which will open at their beautiful space in Portland, Oregon on 4th May and will run until 30th May. Entitled, ‘The Infinite Well’, the show will mark the first WOW x WOW curated exhibit hosted in a physical gallery space. WOW x WOW is so very honoured to have had the opportunity to join forces with Nucleus Portland in this regard, as there is a wonderful synergy that exists between our curatorial visions, which also sits alongside a mutual desire for professionalism and a serious passion to showcase the very best art from within the vibrant and ever flourishing New Contemporary scene.
 
The Infinite Well brings together 28 American artists at varying stages in their careers, all of whom share fantastic technical skill, a love of narrative and the ability to immerse viewers within wonderful visions, be they outlandish and surreal or comfortingly familiar.
 
Continuing WOW x WOW’s tradition of curating unthemed exhibits, The Infinite Well has provided participating artists with the opportunity to contribute pieces from their ongoing personal bodies of work. Allowing creative minds the freedom to explore without restrictive parameters is at the core of the WOW x WOW ethos, as it enables the creation of the most honest, powerful and liberating work that an artist will ever produce.

The show title is a metaphorical nod to the deep reservoir of inspiration that artists draw from. Encompassing everything from feelings, emotions, dreams, relationships, memories, social events, cultures and history, the list of stimuli which can inspire and provide fodder for the imagination, stretches to infinity.
Simultaneously and literally speaking, a ‘well’, typically contains water, which symbolises life, and in the context of the act of creation, is very fitting indeed. Throughout history, as it was often located in the centre of a neighbourhood, the well also came to symbolise community, which neatly ties in with this show. Community provides excellent opportunities for everyone and facilitates the sharing of ideas and feelings, in turn generating connections and continued growth, something which this show is a testament to.
 
At a time where online exhibitions are becoming more commonplace, WOW x WOW feels that it’s important to show solidarity with brick and mortar galleries, and highlight the fact that the physical and the virtual can work together in harmony, mutually engaging audiences and supporting the arts. Both gallery models have the ability to co-exist and provide varying benefits to both the artists they work with and the collectors they provide for, making for stronger international networks and a blossoming New Contemporary community.



Adrian Landon Brooks
Bennett Slater
Bill Mayer
Blaine Fontana
Charlie Immer
Chris Leib
Corinne Reid
Dallas Rayburn
Dan May
Dean Stuart
Deth P. Sun
Edward Cao
Helice Wen
James Lipnickas
Jason Limon
Jeremy Hush
Jesse Jacobi
Jolene Lai
Kelsey Beckett
Kisung Koh
Laura Berger
Leonardo Santamaria
Mandy Cao
Matte Stephens
Phoenix Chan
Rebecca Green
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sandra Yagi
Shoko Ishida



CASEY JEX SMITH / JASON HOLLEY / MAXWELL MCMASTER



April 6 - May 2, 2018


CASEY JEX SMITH

Provo, Utah

Casey Jex Smith is an artist that works in drawing, collage, installation, and performance. He creates narratives that exist in the intersection between fantasy-gaming and religious ritual. He has exhibited at the Drawing Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Galerie Polaris, and Nudashank. He received a BFA in Painting from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. He currently resides in Provo, Utah with his wife and fellow artist Amanda Smith and their two children.

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JASON HOLLEY
Sierra Madre, CA

Jason Holley is an artist, illustrator, teacher, and musician living in Los Angeles. He teaches illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, CA. His artworks are often made up of images painted on paper, cut out and collaged together. When a client returns an illustration to him he often peels his favorite images back off of it to re-use in personal work or other illustrations. For this reason, most of his illustrations survive only in reproduction. This history also contributes to the aged and dirty quality of his work. Holly’s work is simultaneosly raw and incredibly sophisticated and delicate.

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MAXWELL MCMASTER
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.





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