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Cover To Cover

Cover To Cover
August 19, 2006 - September 3, 2006
Aug 19, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

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Admission is free

Complimentary Refreshments
Bring in your flyer to recieve a free gift at the door
Music by Dj Ricky Ramos

Alhambra, CA – Gallery Nucleus presents an exhibition of well known contemporary illustrators, ”Tradigitals”, graphic designers, and contemporary Artists who will be joining together to display works of art. Join Gallery Nucleus and the artists who will showcase works, such as CD covers, posters, book covers, new and original work that has nothing to do with covers. This show has no specific theme in mind, only to show everyone who comes great works of art and what this comfortable Alhambra Gallery can reveal. Artists include:

Chris Turnham - “I dabbled into many aspects of 3D and 2D design, eventually gravitating towards the creation of three-dimensional environments and digital illustration. I'm currently working as a prop artist at ArenaNet in Bellevue, Washington.”

Edwin Ushiro - Moved from Maui to California where he attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated Honors with a BFA in Illustration. Since then, he has worked in the amazing world of entertainment as a Cinematographer, Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, Concept Designer and Fashion Designer.

Peter Vattanatham & Fiel Valdez - create things that make them smile. Their love and work are one and the same, taking the form of art, design, sculpture, products and books. Currently based in Los Angeles, they live fearlessly and have the scars to prove it.”

Jason Shawn Alexander - is a self taught artist from Tennessee. His work, primarily based in figurative painting, often appears in graphic novel and sequential art. Alexander has produced book covers and comic work for D.C. Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, and Oni press. He has received the Silver Medal Award from The Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles as well as two Eisner Award Nominations. Though loving that his work appears in very graphic mediums he has always pursued a very personal expression he hopes that comes through in the printed work. He currently resides and works out of West Hollywood, CA.

Josh Cochran - A self proclaimed 'citizen of the world', Josh spent his youth in Taiwan, indoors drawing and reading mystery novels. He went to school for Illustration at the Art Center College of Design. Currently, Josh lives in Los Angeles and works out of a studio space in nearby Koreatown.

Kevin Dart - Illustrator in the Seattle area, originally from South Texas. Influenced by the masters of pulp such as Robert McGinnis and Frank Frazetta.

Mari Inukai - Born in Nagoya, Japan, Inukai moved to the US in 1995. She has worked at Cartoon Network and Mattel. Her Professional works include Nickelodeon and NGTV. Her short animated film, Blue and Orange, has been an official selection at numerous national and international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival 2003 and was the Japanese Grand Prix winner at Short Shorts Film Festival EXPO 2005.

Megan Brain - Megan Brain grew up in Glendale, CA. In 2000 she graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with a BFA in 2D animation and illustration. She started creating paper sculptures during her studies of Design and Color at the Chouinard School of art in South Pasadena. During that time she taught inspired, and apprentice under veteran paper sculptor Leo Manohan. She worked primarily with paper, "Cartoon Color" cel vinyl acrylic paint and strong glue.

P. Williams - “My paintings are fun, and they are supposed to be fun, but they are also intended to be challenging. In many ways, my work functions like a comic, drawing heavily on the lexicon of comic mechanisms, but also invents, distorts, and leaves few puzzles for the viewer to discover. The paintings can be viewed as single panels, or as a collection of snapshots of some novel, standing perfectly alone yet some how complete.”

Sun An - Sun An (Hello/Bye) focuses on art & direction, music & video and other combinations of these words. Hello/Bye is a name used by Sun An for his studio name partially because his name cannot be Googled. He was born in 1980 and lives, works in Los Angeles. Clients: Nike (japan), Nike (china), Toyota (USA), Toyota (South America), virgin airlines, MTV, vh1, kewpie (japan), nylon (japan), jvc/victor (japan), w+k Tokyo, w+k Tokyo lab, Colette, bounce (canada), brutus magazine (japan), scion, lions den, arkitip #30, slash magazine, languis, wag, res, one dot zero, last caress distro.

Ronald Kurniawan - graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Inspired by ideograms, syllables, letterforms, beasts and heroic landscapes, he slowly but surely continues to create a visual language where the wilderness and civilization could merge happily together.

Thomas Han - Thomas Han was Born in Taiwan 1979, Raised in San Francisco, and currently Lives in Los Angeles. Han has made quite a name for himself in no time Known for his off the wall character driven, acrylic/silk screen paintings. Which he says is nothing like any other artist's process. All original. He calls it "Tradigital ". At an age of Pain, Destruction, and a Loss of Innocence, Thomas creates to comfort from the growing vice's facing today's society.

Wilson Swain - was born to the flat prairies of Illinois in the mid 70's. Wilson developed interests in the short story at a small Midwestern liberal arts college in Indiana where he discovered a passion for such writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Guy de Maupassant and Roald Dahl. He continued his art education in California, polishing his skill alongside working illustrators and artistic directors. Mr. Swain currently lives in Glendale, CA.