Gallery Nucleus Presents “Baker’s Dozen: Illustrated Idioms by 13 Artists” and “Nate Wraggs: Locals”

June 11, 2011 — July 04, 2011
Opening Reception: June 11, 2011(7 pm – 11 pm)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a few words can make a delightfully pretty picture. This exhibit has of 13 fresh, diverse, and notable young artists visually exploring their favorite idiom.

Idioms are playful expressions of any language. Consisting of phrases or sentences that do not literally mean what they say, illustrating them results in works that are visually striking, whimsical, humorous, and downright fun!

Featured Artists: Ming Ong, You Byun, Brittney Lee, Matte Stephans, Dadu Shin, Catia Chien, Miki Sato, Nicole Gustafsson, Lorena Alverez, Ahren Herte, Nico Duffaut, and Daniela Volpari

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Also opening the same night in the upstairs Atrium gallery is Locals, a solo-exhibition by Nate Wragg.

Exhibition Details:

As we grow older and drift from year to year, we find ourselves filling our days with busy schedules and routines and in that haze of work and responsibility, we often lose track of those living amongst us–the ones who live in that hard-to-see spot just out of the corner of our eyes; the ones inhabiting the world where our imagination borders our realities. These are the local friends and foes populating the world around us. Everyday these spirits hide in plain sight, all the while filling our very existence with every personality we see and hear. The very creatures and characters we walk past everyday are those we forget the most–hiding just around the corner at the coffee shop down the street, or right behind that tree in the woods by your house. They aren’t hard to see, and are actually pretty easy to find. All you have to do is look…and you’ll find them living in that dark space under your bed, or up in the clouds–in the worlds you dreamed of as a kid.

About the Artist

Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. He took an interest in drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating high school he studied animation and design at The California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and the soon-to-be-released Puss and Boots. He was also the Production Designer of Pixar’s short film Your Friend the Rat, and has been involved in designing several main title sequences, most notably the animated end titles for Ratatouille. In addition to working in animation, Wragg has broken into the world of children’s book publishing with his illustrations for Disney Publishing’s Too Many Cooks. His work has been shown in various galleries in Los Angeles, as well as in the New York Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Showcase. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.