PREVIEW – “Look at this, look at that: A tribute to Dr. Seuss” Exhibit @ Gallery Nucleus [Alhambra]

Last December we posted a preview for a group art exhibit dedicated to one of the all-time greatest contributors to childhood education and popular culture, Jim Henson.  The expertly curated event was hosted by Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Ca and featured over 30 different pieces by a variety of international contemporary artists of varying disciplines.  This month the gallery is paying a similar tribute to one of the only other figures that could ever rival what the infamous puppeteer managed to accomplish; writer/poet/cartoonist, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.  Opening tonight (March 3rd 2012), only one day after what would have marked the icon’s 108th birthday, “Look At This, Look At That: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss” boasts an impressive 40+ contributors, offering up works constructed of mediums that range from gouache to plush to digital to paper-cuts.

Throughout his 87 years on the planet, Geisel achieved numerous accomplishments through his work in advertising, as a political cartoonist, and even by creating the academy award winning war documentary Design for Death.  Of course it was his work as the creator of such literary masterworks as The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as 44 other books that weren’t transformed into mediocre live action feature films, that really solidified Seuss as an innovator and a legend.  It was more than just his gift for rhyme or his unmistakable illustrative style that made the Dr. such a powerful force that has continued to influence generation after generation.  His words were as visual as his drawings and his tales were filled with powerful lessons that went far beyond any level of depth that could be found in most of today’s literature, childrens or otherwise.  Stories like Oh the Places You’ll Go tackled concepts of perseverance, depression, and resiliency, while the weighty environmental issues addressed in The Lorax caused the town of Laytonville, Ca to publicly ban the book in 1989 from fear that it’s message would undermind the foresting/logging industry that they rely so heavily on.  From his ideals to his elaborate and whimsical visual work, Seuss left a vast legacy behind that is one-of-a-kind and his immense and endless impact could never be overstated.  Look At This, Look At That is an opportunity for some of today’s most impressive contemporary visual artists in the game to pay tribute to someone that has influenced them so much, while providing their own personal interpretation of the great “doctor’s” work.  Some of the pieces stay fairly true to Seuss original aesthetic, while others drift into much different territories, but it’s clear that they all come from a place of genuine respect and an affinity for the life and work of the inspiration that they pay tribute to.

If you have the ability to stop by for the opening, it’s recommended.  Otherwise, the artwork will remain on display at the gallery until the 24th and will appear on the official Gallery Nucleus website for view and purchase shortly.

here are the details…

The Details:

 

LOOK AT THIS, LOOK AT THAT
March 3, 2012 – March 24, 2012
Opening Reception: March 3, (7 pm – 11 pm)

With his iconic characters, charming narratives, and whimsical illustrations, Dr. Suess has undoubtedly become one of the most renowned children’s book writer and illustrator.  Many of his books have become timeless classics, influencing generations upon generations of young readers through their imaginative characters, whimsical narratives, and intricate rhymes.  To celebrate his achievements, Nucleus is proud to present an exhibition featuring over 40 artists paying homage to the visionary through their own interpretations and re-enivisionings.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Admission is FREE!
This is an all-ages event!

 

LOCATION/CONTACT:

GALLERY NUCLEUS

Address: 210 E Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801 · Get Directions
Phone: 626 458-7477
Website: http://www.gallerynucleus.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gallerynucleus

Opening Night Highlights:

  • Hourly Raffle Prizes
  • Poetry Readings by Collective Voices
  • Seussland Photo Op
  • Complimentary Cotton Candy & Refreshments
  • Meet Artists in Attendance


Featured Artists:

Alina Chau, APAK, Becky Dreistadt, Ben Newman, Brun Croes, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Dadu Shin, Dan Santat, Daniela Volpari, Drake Brodahl, Drazen Kozjan, Glenn Kim, Graham Annable, Ian Abando, Israel Sanchez, Jackie Huang, Jake Parker, Jared Andrew Schorr, Jason Sadler, Jeni Yang, Joey Chou, Joy Ang, Kei Acedera, Lee White, Lindsey Olivares, Lorelay BoveMay Ann Licudine (Mall), Mari Inukai, Michal Wright-Ward, Michelle Thies, Mindy Lee, Nate Wragg, Nicole Gustafsson, Perry Dixon, Peter de Sève, Peter Emmerich, Phil McAndrew, Ping Zhu, Ryan O’Loughlin, Sachin Teng, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Sebastien Mesnard, So Youn Lee, Victoria Ying, and Willie Real

SELECTED PREVIEW IMAGES:

To inquire about any of the pieces listed below, contact gallery@gallerynucleus.com

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MALL

“Oh Where is the Cat in the Hat”

14″ x 20″
Acrylic & colored pencil on paper
Framed
Signed

$250.00

*Also available in Print* (click to buy)
13″ x 19″
Giclee
Watercolor Paper
$30.00

LORELAY BOVE

“THE LORAX”

 

BEN NEWMAN

“A HAT ON A CAT”

19″ x 13″
Giclee print edition of 10
Framed
Signed

$250.00

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON

“SEUSS-SCAPE”

9″ x 11″
Gouache & ink on paper
Framed
Signed

$450.00


PETER EMMERICH

“Look at Me! Look at me Now!”

15″ x 19″
Gouache on paper
Framed
Signed

$800.00


LORELAY BOVE


(Detail)

“I SPEAK FOR THE TREES”

13″ x 13″
Goauche on wood
Signed

$1,000.00


RYAN O’LOUGHLIN


(Detail)

(Detail 2)

“THEY ARE TAME”

9.5″ x 7.5″
Graphite on paper
Framed
Signed

$900.00

JOEY CHOU


(Detail)

“GREEN EGGS AND HAM”

20″ x 20″
Acrylic on watercolor paper
Signed

(inquire about price)

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