Sunday: Bernie Wrightson Signing & Artist Panel



Legendary comic book artist Bernie Wrightson will be visiting Nucleus this Sunday for a very special artist Q & A moderated by artist Marshal Vandruff. A comprehensive slide show of Bernie's monumental work from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein will also be shown with a signing to follow. This one-time only event is FREE and will be held in Nucleus Gallery from 1-3PM.

Bernie Wrightson's illustrious career in the arts spans over 30 years. He's best known for his horror art having co-created the comic character Swamp Thing, and illustrated Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which earned him universal acclaim. He also collaborates regularly with author Stephen King, having illustrated The Stand, Cycle of the Werewolf, and the Dark Tower V.  As a conceptual artist, Bernie has worked on many well known movies, particularly in the horror genre including Ghostbusters, The Faculty, Galaxy Quest, Spider-man, and George Romero's Land of the Dead.

We are honored to be hosting such a notable figure in the comic books industry and hope you can join us Sunday!



David Jien

He hasn’t even graduated yet and he’s already been seen around the block.
Once you see his curious atmospheric-letter-rendering illustrations, there’s no reason to wonder why he’s catching everyone’s attention. David has quite a way with the imagination as he creates a highly detailed graphite illustration of subjects varied from barren landscapes with text-like abstractions to a crowd of mutated animals in a crowd.

He will be featured in this month’s issue of Beautiful/Decay magazine and has also contributed to our current JAB STRONG FIERCE exhibit (view his work here)


You can also view other David Jien pieces featured at Nucleus here









Street Fighter Show Review

Thank you everyone who came to the Street Fighter Tribute Art Exhibition opening night!
The turn out was amazing and we had tons of guests, cosplay characters and tournament competitors!
Congrats to Kai for winning First Place and Raymond for Second Place!









Read a write-up about the event on www.radnerd.com



Vlog reviews:



Kid Koala @ Nucleus this Sunday!


As part of his QUIET WORK/LOUD PARTY tour, Kid Koala touches down at Gallery Nucleus this Sunday (April 26) for a quiet creative session. With each stop, Kid Koala presents a pair of events.  The first night aptly titled "Music to Draw to..." finds the popular DJ playing a set of tunes for fans to chill while drawing, knitting, or whatever their hearts' desire. The second night is a party of stellar proportions.

Kid Koala presents "Music to Draw to..." in LA

• Music provided by Kid Koala (of course)
• Early night! 5pm until 10pm
• Tickets are $5 and can only be purchased in person at Nucleus during the event
• The admission includes a cup of hot chocolate and a pencil
• Quiet people are invited. Bring your own sketchbook, notepad, yarn, etc.
• No dancing. Save your energy for Kid Koala's appearance at Bordello Bar on Monday, April 27

This is a very special treat for Los Angelians! Don't miss out!

Read a new interview with Kid Koala discussing the QUIET WORK/LOUD PARTY tour here  


JAB STRONG FIERCE art print released


Ben Zhu | Jab Strong Fierce | 19" x 13"| $25

To properly kick off the excitement in store for this weekend's JAB STRONG FIERCE event, we've released this exclusive art print by artist Ben Zhu available now for $25.  Claim yours here



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JAB STRONG FIERCE this Saturday!

Street Fighter Tribute Group Art Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus is this weekend!
Come see powerful work by over 40 artists and mingle with Cosplay competitors. There are only a few slots left in the SF4 Tournament, so check out the details and preview images below!

Christian Ward | The Hero | 16.5 x 11.5 | Mixed Media
J. Shea | Fat One | 8 x 5.5 x 3 | Mixed Media


Rodney Fuentebella | Pre-Fight | 13.5 x 10.5 | Watercolor


FEATURING OVER 40 ARTISTS:
Adam Alaniz
Angry Woebots
Anthony Wu
Becky Cloonan
Ben Zhu
Bill Pressing
Bobby Chiu
Brianne Drouhard
Carlo Arellano
Christian Ward
Clement Hanami
David Jien
David Lee Duong
Derek Yu
Eric Fortune
Francis Vallejo
Israel Sanchez
j. shea
Jackson Sze
Jim Mahfood
Jeremy Enecio
Jo Chen
John Pham
John Wu
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Kei Acedera
Kevin Dart
Khang Le
Khylov
Kinman Chan
Leo Eguiarte
Leong Wankok
Luke Chueh
Mari Inukai
Martin Hsu
Mike Alvarez
Mindy Lee
Nanospore
Patrick Leger
Robert Kondo
Rhode Montijo
Roland Tamayo
Rodney Fuentebella
Scott Gandell
T & A
Tang Kheng Heng
Wayne Johnson


SPONSORS:

Capcom
Udon Entertainment
Cha For Tea
Coin-op TV
I am 8-bit
EVO


SPECIAL FEATURES:

-Cosplay competition (Details below)
-People who come in costume receive 15% off all store items (excludes already discounted items and artwork)
-SF4 TOURNAMENT sponsored by EVO (Details below)
-Free Raffle give-aways (free raffle ticket to the first 100 guests) 1$ a ticket after
-Free refreshments served
-Music by Ronikus


TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

SF4 Tournament Details (Sponsored by EVO)

    * $35 entry fee enter here (top of page)
    * X-Box controllers will be provided but you can bring your own joysticks
    * 32 players max (sign up early to reserve a spot)
    * *Best 2 out of 3 matches
    * Entry form and registration ticket available online. No refunds will be issued in case of absence
    * Players will be matched at random
    * Games will be played on analog TV and displayed on projectors

::There are only a few slots left in the tournament!::



Winners will receive:

1st prize: $500, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF4 ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: $200, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: $100, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
4th prize: 25$ Nucleus gift certificate


COSPLAY COMPETITION DETAILS:

It's Free to participate and anyone that comes dressed in costume will recieve 15% off store merchandise.

    *  judging starts at 8pm
    *  contestants must sign in and meet at the front register at 7:30
    *  each contestant will have a maximum of 1 minute to impress the crowd
    *  skits, impressions, and props are allowed and recommended
    *  winners will be chosen based on the spectator's applause


Winners will receive:

1st prize: Nucleus t-shirt, Udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF$ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: Udon book, poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: Poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise



Mindy Lee | V vs C | 15 x 7 | Colored Pencil


JAB STRONG FIERCE: Cosplay Competition

During the JAB STRONG FIERCE opening, we are excited to present a Cosplay Competition where true fans of Street Fighter can have their moment to shine.  The competition is open to anyone.  Come dressed as your favorite Street Fighter character and compete against others to win prizes for the best costume & impression.  Skits and props are recommended.


Winners will receive:

1st prize: Nucleus t-shirt, Udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: Udon book, poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: Poster, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise


COSPLAY COMPETITION DETAILS:

It's Free to participate and anyone that comes dressed in costume will recieve 15% off store merchandise.

  •  judging starts at 8pm
  •  contestants must sign in and meet at the front register at 7:30
  •  each contestant will have a maximum of 1 minute to impress the crowd. contestants can pose, do a skit or simply stand there.
  •  winners will be chosen based on the spectator's applause
Contact us with any questions.


JAB STRONG FIERCE: Street Fighter 4 Tournament


Among the excitement in store for those attending the upcoming Jab Strong Fierce exhibit on April 25, Street Fighter fans will have the opportunity to combat their rivals in an SF4 Tournament to win money and prizes.  The grand prize being $500 among other great items (details below).  There are still some slots available to participate in the tournament.  You can sign up here to compete (top of page).

TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

SF4 Tournament Details (Sponsored by EVO)
  • $35 entry fee (purchase and apply at the top of the page)
  • X-Box controllers will be provided but you can bring your own joysticks
  • 32 players max (sign up early to reserve a spot)
  • *Best 2 out of 3 matches
  • Entry form and registration ticket available here. No refunds will be issued in case of absence
  • Players will be matched at random
  • Games will be played on analog TV and displayed on projectors

Winners will receive:

1st prize: $500, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise, limited edition SF4 ChunLi Figure
2nd prize: $200, free udon book, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
3rd prize: $100, exclusive I am 8-bit merchandise
4th prize: 25$ Nucleus gift certificate


Amazing Stop Motion!


Smashcartel and Grafuck

Big Thanks to Smashcartel.com for posting their video from the show.

Grafuck Art Show&Book Release // GalleryNucleus


SBS Sessions

Here are some recent drawings from the SBS figure sessions.

(Anthony's)







(Ben's)





Grafuck Site Update

I just wanted to mention that Grafuck has just updated their website in celebration of the new book and it is quite sexy.  You can learn more about Grafuck as well as the four books in the series.  Click the image below.





Grafuck Audible is Live

We've just released the audible of the publishers of Grafuck, Peter Vattanatham & Fiel Valdez, talking about the overall concept of their popular book series.  To hear the audible,visit the exhibit's event page here (look for the "listen" icon).




Amautalab @ Grafuck

During this weekend's GRAFUCK reception, we will be screening a new film by Amautalab entitled "The Blindness of the Woods."  Amautalab is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in LA with offices in Buenos Aires and Lima.  Although they currently have projects in the works for both Toyota and MTV, Amautalab directors Carlos Battilana and Martin Jalfen strive and thrive best working on experimental projects because they believe it is "the only way to nurture and grow new ideas."

"The Blindness of the Woods" draws inspiration from the genre of 70s porn, while at the same time injecting a bit of cuteness into the motif.  Screenshots of the film appear in the new Grafuck 4 book release.  In addition to the screening, we will also be featuring some fun merchandise based off of the film including DVDs, apparel, posters, and finger puppets that may make you blush.

You can check out some of Amautalab's previous projects below:




 


And this short which once opened the popular digital film festival RESFest: 


GRAFUCK FOUR-PLAY


This Saturday, April 11, marks the second time that Gallery Nucleus will present GRAFUCK, an international erotic art exhibit featuring a diverse group of over 50 established and emerging artists celebrating the release of the newest edition to the Grafuck art book series.

The work in this year's exhibit is a balance of illustration, photography, fine art, and graphic design.  With more than 80 works in total, it showcases a variety of mediums from oil to paper cut, ink on paper to digital.  The exhibit will feature installation work as well as a film entitled The Blindness of the Woods (more about the film later this week).  Many pieces are figurative and others are quite clever in concept.  It is a solid collection of images providing a current global overview of one of the most fundamentally relevant aspects of life.

The book release marks the fourth in the series since its inception in 2005.  This edition boasts an impressive centerfold illustrated by the award-winning James Jean.  You can pre-order the new book here.  Pre-ordering the book is the only way to ensure you will receive a copy signed by the artists attending the reception.

Pre-order the new Grafuck 4 book.




This week, check back daily as we will have more to share about this rare event.  Here is a preview of some of the work showcased in the exhibit opening this Saturday and featuring work by James Jean, Camilla d'Errico, and Tessar Lo among many others.


Davison Carvalho | The Sexy Choir In Her Head | Digital | 48" x 23"



Jonathan Bartlett | She Don't Know Part I | Ink and Watercolor | 21" x 15"


Neri | Canaan | Red Ballpoint Pen | 9.5" x 16"


Naja Conrad-Hansen | Fade to Grey 2 | Ink on Handmade Paper | 29.5" x 21.5"


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Ancient Book of Sex & Science Pre-Order!



The Ancient Book of Sex & Science Exhibition is coming up in a matter of weeks!

In the meantime, don't miss out on the chance to pre-order the accompanying hardcover book, which features fantastic artwork directly from the show. Featuring pieces by animators and designers Don Shank, Lou Romano, Nate Wragg, and Scott Morse, the second volume of the Ancient Book series explores the overlap of sex and science. This collection of images draws upon a vibrant, full color palette and bold, supple linework to comment on advances in the scientific realm--and the role that seduction and fantasy (in every sense of the words!) plays in the process.

Please note that pre-order copies will be signed by the artists, and shipped the week of May 18th. These copies are limited and available only on a first-come, first-served basis.








NEW Frank Stockton Prints

Hi everyone  you may have noticed some changes to our website. We hope you will poke around a bit as there are some new features and more to come on the way with some special surprises to be announced as well. Please feel free to send us your feedback about the site.

and to kick off the new site and the new GRAFUCK 4 Book Release/Art Exhibition, we are debuting 3 sexy NEW signed and numbered limited edition prints by Frank Stockton. We originally featured Frank 4 years ago when he was still living in LA in the LOVESUCKSLOVE exhibition and since then he has become an award winning illustrator/fine artist in NY.








These 3 prints are also available as a set for a reduced price.


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