Thursday, October 19, 2006

Nov 4: 3 Trees And 3 Flowers




































3 Trees and 3 Flowers

November 4 - December 6
Opening reception: November 4, 2006 (7pm - 11pm)

Book Signing: 5:00pm- 7:00pm



One year after its debut, the artists from the 3 Trees Show (Ronnie Del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, and Tadahiro Uesugi) returns to Nucleus bringing with them 3 amazing friends/artists (Yoko Tanji, Icco Sasai, and Wakako Katayama) for a second exhibition of paintings and drawings.

Stemming from mutual admiration for each others work, viewers can observe the collaborative spirit between these talented friends. Each of these artists’ styles are individually unique and compliment each other in an effortless manner.

New and original work will be available for collectors who are seeking fresh works from the international artists circuit. Yet the work exceeds cultural boundaries in its attempt to illustrate various visions of life with a sense of elegance, and keen classical skill. With strikingly simple compositions, their work is often filled with texture and moods that play with various degrees of whimsical lyricism, reflecting ideal and surreal scenes with sophisticated and unapologetic playfulness.

The 3 “flowers” will be occupying half the gallery with the remaining 3 veteran artists exhibiting in the other half. Along with this event both trios will be releasing and signing 2 new publications. The first, "3 Trees Make A Forest" is based on last years show and contains past and new works by Tadahiro, Enrico, and Ronnie Del Carmen.

The second, is a self published book by Yoko Tanji, Icco Sasai and Wakako with a collection of their recent work. All the artists will be in attendance to meet and greet and will only be in LA for 2 days They will only so be sure to note the dates.

Ronnie Del. Carmen and Tadahiro Uesugi Bio’s:

Ronnie Del. Carmen:
Belongs to a secret society of warp science theorists who take on the task of folding space without consuming commercial energy to open up a real estate boom in the neighboring universe. Working only with deep breathing and a memorized set of Bartlet's quotations they rearrange the background hum into ring tones to fund the endeavor. Contributions are welcome. While waiting for that windfall he works as a story artist for studios like Warner Bros.., Dreamworks, and is currently at Pixar making a nuisance of himself. He lives with his wife and kids in the east bay and is not allowed too much peanut butter. He writes and draws his own comic book, Paper Biscuit.

Tadahiro Uesugi:
was born in 1966 in Miyazaki on Kyuushuu Island, Japan. He studied fashion illustration at the Tokyo Art School's "Setsu Mode Seminar". At 28, he worked as an assistant for Manga artist Jiro Taniguchi and made his debut as an illustrator on the magazine "Magazine House". He has since created elegant illustrations with a jazzy and classical sensibility for prestigious clients in Europe, Japan and the US. His work can be seen on magazine covers, Books and a variety of other commercial products and advertising campaigns.

Enrico Casarosa:
has been in the animation industry for nine years drawing storyboards that fit into large animated feature films. Currently a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios, he continues his quest to create more hours in the day by drawing alternate realities. Sooner or later his experiments will break through and we’ll all have to buy new watches. In the meantime he makes do with the 24 allotted hours drawing silly autobiographical comics, designing art books and keeping up with his blog. Whenever possible he escapes on a trip with a trusty sketchbook and a set of watercolors. Enrico is also the founder of “SketchCrawl”, a world wide sketching marathon event

3 Trees Artists:


Tadahiro Uesugi
Ronnie Del Carmen
Enrico Casarosa

3 Flower Artists:

Yoko Tanji
Icco Sasai
Wakako Katayama

































Monster House Book Signing with:

Chris Appelhans (concept artist)
Khang Le (concept artist)
Simeon Wilkens (storyboard artist)


Date & Time: Monday, October 30, 2006 (6pm-10pm)

ATTENTION!! Come meet Chris Appelhans, Khang Le, and Simeon Wilkens, artists of the recently released animated film, Monster House. They will be here on Halloween Eve signing "The Art of Monster House" books, greeting fans and giving out free treats.

Gallery Nucleus
30 west Main St.
Alhambra Ca 91801
www.gallerynucleus.com