Beautiful Bizarre Covers Jack Shure & Reen Barrera Exhibitions at Thinkspace Projects

Thank you to our friends at Beautiful Bizarre for featuring Jack Shure’s ‘Soul Sanitizer‘ and Reen Barrera’s ‘Cluster Fudge‘ on their site this past week ahead of the opening reception. Both exhibitions are on view now through June 26th.

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and let your imagination drift into the creative composition of two distinct artists and their visual imaginings. This weekend, Thinkspace Projects proudly celebrates the opening of Jack Shure, Soul Sanitizer and Reen Barrera, Cluster Fudge. Immerse yourself in these spectacular new bodies of work and let it pique all your artistic senses.

“Jack Shure & Reen Barrera @ Thinkspace Projects”, Beautiful Bizarre

A feast for the eyes & belly, ‘POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaii to the World’ makes 10 Best List from USA Today

“POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaii to the World” co-curated by Jasper Wong and Andrew Hosner received a shout-out alongside some of Kaka’ako’s most delicious places to eat. Enjoy a feast for your eyes and belly in this pocket of Oahu.

If you can’t get enough of the Pow Wow artwork, you’re in luck! Visit the island’s Bishop Museum to see the new exhibit, “POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaii to the World” (May 2021 – September 2021). It celebrates the noteworthy art and the many artists who have contributed over the years.

“This hip neighborhood has one of the best food scenes in Hawaii,”

“Soul Sanitizer” by Jack Shure Coming June 5 to Thinkspace Projects

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Jack Shure’s debut solo show with the gallery. This exhibition is coming on the heels of two very successful endeavors between Thinkspace and the Colorado artist. Having debuted his work during ‘Aloha, Mr. Hand,’ the gallery’s first show of 2021, and with work currently on display at ‘Decade of POW! WOW!” group exhibition at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, this solo show continues the momentum and the partnership perfectly.

‘Soul Sanitizer’ is a collection of work created to represent how Jack Shure views and digests the world around him. Made up of an amalgamation of styles and subjects, Shure creates an intentionally cryptic narrative of his own personal journey from childhood to parenthood. Using art as a tool for comprehension and processing, the act of creating work becomes his “soul sanitizer,” the vehicle for healing and introspection. 

‘‘My work is a distilled reflection of the significant moments, lessons and inspirations of my life. Pulling imagery from both my childhood, currently and perhaps the future simultaneously. I want my pictures to tell a story that is not an obvious one, but one that takes a moment of contemplation and discovery while pushing boundaries of ugliness and beauty. It invites the observer to recognize that one cannot exist without the other. To me beauty is a choice by way of transmutation thus, only existing through perception. Because of this my work is organic in a way that it is constantly evolving and transforming itself.’’

Shure embraces the ambiguous in his work, inviting viewers to interpret the pieces as they will, emphasizing that no idea is incorrect. The subjective nature of his pieces is a large part of the appeal, pulling from his early influences of American subculture and aesthetic to create something much greater than the sum of its parts. ‘Soul Sanitizer’ is Shure’s west coast solo debut, opening his work up to a new demographic and new interpretations.

‘Soul Sanitizer’ opens June 5, 2021. On view until June 26, 2021 at Thinkspace Projects.

About Jack Sure

Jack Shure is a Colorado-based artist who has dedicated his life and work to telling stories through his work, but not the obvious narratives. He creates pieces that inspire contemplation and interpretation, pushing the boundaries of ugliness and beauty. With shows including the ‘POW! WOW! Decade’ at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, ‘Bull in a China Shop’ at the Tchotchke Gallery in New York, and the Amsterdam Gallery Weekend Show in The Netherlands, Jack Shure is well on his way to taking his work to people all around the world. 

Virtual Tour of Giorgiko’s “What Is ( and what is not)” and Brad Woodfin’s “Glad You’re Here“

Enjoy a virtual tour through Giorgiko’s “What Is ( and what is not)” and Brad Woodfin’s “Glad You’re Here“ by visiting the following link:

Both exhibitions are now on view through April 24th.

Virtual Tour created by Birdman

Thank you for raising over $43,000 for KidPower

Thank you to everyone that purchased one of the recent timed edition prints of “Jay” from Giorgiko. Your help means so much and KidPower will be able to do some great things with the funds we all raised together.

We ended up selling 488 prints and raising over $43,000 for KidPower.

A message from Giorgiko :

We are ecstatic to announce that our fundraiser with Thinkspace raised over $43K for KidPower International. In a 72-hour period, we sold 488 timed-edition prints of our painting “Jay”.  We want to thank everyone who shared about the fundraiser and purchased prints with hearts of support and generosity towards this good cause.  In a time when we are surrounded by such incredible diversity, our survival as a people is dependent on loving one another. We believe KidPower teaches children this very important message.

We conducted this fundraiser in light of violent events occuring in our nation.  We chose to support KidPower as an investment into the future of our society and because of KidPower’s positive message of teaching skills to prevent and stop bullying, harassment, violence, and other forms of harm.  This fundraiser comes at a time when KidPower has been unable to generate income from in-person workshops due to the pandemic, and we are happy to help bolster their organization during these crucial times.

About “Jay”

“Jay” depicts two characters, Wonder and Jay, as they look out at the scene before them.  Jay can see what Wonder cannot and is troubled.  In empathy and compassion, Wonder stands by his side.  They stand together as two different people sharing pain, joy, and a journey.  We hope this image can serve as a reminder of standing with those who are different from us, especially during perilous times.

About KidPower

KidPower is the global nonprofit leader in personal safety education for all ages, teaching skills for strong relationships and prevention of harm.  Their workshops and programs empower children, teens, and adults to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, harassment, assault, and other violence.  KidPower’s vision is to work together with people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life on our shared common ground of teaching skills for safety, respect, confidence, and kindness for everyone, everywhere.

KidPower was chosen as a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit by