Nucleus Portland


Kane Kokaris Solo Exhibition: Empyrean

December 17 - January 18, 2017

Gold Coast, Australia

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.

Artist Bio:

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.


Stephanie Brown Solo Exhibition: Breeding Season

November 12 - December 15, 2016

Chicago, IL

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.


Artist Bio:
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 Grand Opening

October 8, 2016

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 - 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 $50We 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
Ashly Lovett
Avalon Nuovo
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
Natalie Hall
Nellie Le
Niall Grant
Nicole Gustafsson
Owen Freeman
Pam Wishbow 
Peter Chan
Philipp Zurmole 

Richie Pope
Ryan Berkley
Sabrina Elliott
Sashiko Yuen
Sally Deng
Shinyeon Moon
Sleepy Jess!
Spencer Mann
Sylvia Liu
Sashiko Yuen
Tess Rubinstein
Tiffany Le
Tuesday Bassen
Varsam Kurnia
Veronica Fish
Yellena Bryskenkova
Yellena James
Yohey Horishita
Yumiko Kayukawa
Zane Yarbrough
...and more!

Special thanks to:
TIMBER!, Albina City Nuts, Great Notion Brewing, and B&G House of Printing


Inaugural Show: From Coast To Coast

August 20 - September 28, 2016

 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.



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