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.
Thank you to all those who came out to the opening reception of Jack Shure’s ‘Soul Sanitizer’ and Reen Berrera’s ‘Cluster Fudge.’ The exhibitions marked the first evening opening for the gallery in over a year and are the first of more to come! Both shows are on view now through June 26th.
‘Soul Sanitizer’ is 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.
The exhibition represents a collection of work created to reflect Shure’s views and digestion of 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.
‘Cluster Fudge’ is Reen Barrera’s newest solo show, following his most recent show at Pintô Art Museum in the Philippines.
Barrera has taken the idiom “it’s written all over your face” to heart and beyond, crafting his work around a central character he created early on in his career as an artist. Ohlala embodies Barrera’s thoughts, displaying them through a variety of colors painted on the being’s face. This serves as a mechanism to silently communicate, focusing on the unspoken rather than what is loud and clear.
The exhibition is a collection of work that pulls from facial expressions, allowing Barrera to turn experiences into artwork, taking the literal and mixing it up with symbols and patterns. Through acrylic, oil, and aerosol he crafts this work, embracing accidents like drips, smudges, and splatters, allowing these to lead him to the final product.