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, and the art of battles preserved in many ancient civilizations. The artist works with acrylic paint, using a Paasche airbrush and neons to bring a panoply of faux 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.
When I was young, my mother read a story to me. It was Dr. Seuss’ What Was I Scared of...and I was terrified. Partly inspired by his ghostly “Pale Green Pants” —eerily taking shape with nothing inside or no one wearing them— this show explores attitudes of a similarly strange concept: seeing fabric or paper as a malleable ‘skin’. These paintings follow that idea and either complete or take a subject’s form.
Fear is familiar and relatable to everyone, but hope is often absent in our lives. However, this collection is an effort to lighten what’s fearful: to play with an otherworldly horror, poke fun and laugh at fear, focus on its overlooked awkwardness, call attention to its absurdity in form and appearance, and thusly find hope.
Artist Bio: Alex Beck is an award-winning painter and illustrator who maintains a studio in Richmond, Virginia. Known for his uncommonly versatile work in oil, acrylic, and gouache, he's had his images appear in S Moda, The Paris Exchange, Whurk Magazine, Arlington Magazine, Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual #19, Creative Quarterly, and showcased at the both the LA & NY Society of Illustrators.
Previous to his fine art career, Beck’s work experience includes working as a concept/production artist for the Oscar/Emmy-winning animation house, Moonbot Studios and production work for Myachi Entertainment, The Design Center, and Tervis Tumbler.
Beck was formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design. He also expanded his training at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, The Masters Class at Amherst, Massachusetts, and The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia where he has previously been a teacher.
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.