Shop 101: Showcasing Tomorrow’s Masters Today
Group Show featuring Juan Doe, Ron J. Nub, Anibal Padrino, Justine Reyes, Ian Wynn and Ward Yoshimoto
Curator Lynn del Sol

Run date: One night only
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17th, 2005
Location: Jersey City Museum
Directions: 350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Creative Thriftshop is pleased to announce its inaugural speaking engagement planned for March 17th, 2005 at The Jersey City Museum. Shop 101: Showcasing Tomorrow’s Masters Today intends to present a bold spectrum of artists that over the last year have made this thing called Creative Thriftshop such an incredible collective success.

In early 2004, museum curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado began inviting contemporary artist organizations and galleries to the museum to present their works in an intimate environment. Artist Slide Night is held on the third Thursday of each month and encourages rare dialogue between audience and artist.

CTS carefully selected artists that, through their work, explore the relationship between spectator and creator as well as demonstrate an inextinguishable idealism. On a fundamental level, one of the main purposes an artist serves, and why they are held so revered in society, is due to the their ability to dream big. They keep us alive and excited. They represent a timelessness we all want to grab hold of.

CTS artists Juan Doe, Ron J.Nub, Anibal Padrino, Justine Reyes, Ian Wynn, and Ward Yoshimoto will each present a concise overview of their work, some that span well over a decade of change. Incorporating their inspirations, references, studies, and undiluted personal accounts, here one can observe the record of the artist’s hand, a mode of progressive thinking and a reinterpretation of art that is reflective of the soul.


about the artist: Juan Doe an artist that strains the boundary between painting, propaganda, polemics, and philosophical discourse in art. He encapsulated a new age aesthetic through his command of the graphic process but with the masterful execution of a painter. His images are non-negotiable, they cannot be interpreted or postponed; they exist now, for the oxygen of the viewers eyes.

about the artist: Anibal Padrino Born in the Bronx, New York, in the early 1970s, Currently lives and works in Long Island City, at the now famous Crane Studios. After completing a half semester of academic art education at the School of Visual Arts he was voted “Most Valuable Painter,” May 10, 1991. He graduated with honorary masters degree in ironic bachelor of fine arts and entertainment, 1999.

about the artist: Graffiti Writer/ designer Ron Jnub, A.K.A. “The Nature Boy;” without effort combines his strong sense of self with basic elements of good design. His appeal is a result of well balanced; raw visuals, natural street sense, personal style and talent. Through his art he makes those who think they are in the know stop and question themselves.

about the artist: Justine Reyes lives and works in New York. In 2004 she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from Syracuse University in 2000. Reyes' work revolves around issues of identity, history and time; and our relationship to these themes in a post 9/11 world.

about the artist: Ward Yoshimoto commingles American and Japanese traditions and craftsmanship in his deft assemblages of found objects. Referencing Dada, Surrealism, and Pop, as well as the turbulent social and political landscape of his youth, Yoshimoto’s wry constructions
  Postcard Image: Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop
address an ongoing history of cultural displacement with equal parts iconoclastic brio and meditative, almost obsessive rigor.

about the curator:
Lynn del Sol Born and raised in New York, Lynn del Sol currently lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In late 2003 she left the commercial art world and set to create a vehicle for expletory artists to exhibit their works to the public by founding {CTS} creative thriftshop, a young art company that represents international emerging and underrepresented artists.

about the museum: The mission of the Jersey City Museum is to present, collect, and interpret American visual art and material culture of the highest quality. The museum places particular emphasis on exhibiting and supporting the work of contemporary artists who represent the diversity of our society, and on preserving and making accessible the art and the historical and industrial objects of significance to the region in its collections.