OUT OF THE ORDINARY

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    SVPER ORDINARY Gallery is pleased to present STILL LIFE, new works by Denver Artist Brandon Finamore. This exhibition will mark Brandon’s first solo show at SVPER ORDINARY. Please join us for the Opening Reception on First Friday, May 1st from 6pm-10pm. The artist will be in attendance. Free + Open to the public. 


    ARTIST STATEMENT
    A visual culmination between biology and art, my work represents my personal fascination with specimens found in the back storage of major natural history collections. My art works in tandem with the vision statement of many biological institutions and aims at showcasing the biodiversity of life on our planet, with particular respect to Ornithology - the branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. My current body of work, Still Life, pays tribute to the individual specimens which make up these vast assemblages. Many of the birds depicted in my work are specimens which were collected prior to the turn of the 20th century, and still remain in near perfect condition. The project aims at recreating a similar aura of life and individuality amongst these birds and sets out to capture the moment of awe that I experienced among the collections. The choice to include the specimen tag on each bird instills this principle of identity and serves as a tribute of respect and admiration for these subjects.

    I paint these specimens with the mindset of a scientist - recreating each bird as accurately as possible. Through the careful process of painting, these deceased specimens become visually reanimated and infused with a new sense of life - challenging the way in which our culture depicts death. Additionally, Still Life places an emphasis on the juxtaposition between the scientific community’s inherent desire to acquire these treasures for use in preserving and understanding living species on our planet.

    For More Info About Brandon Finamore

  • WE'RE HIRING

    WE'RE HIRING

    Hello friends, we're hiring for a part-time employee starting in August. You must have retail experiance and/or a background in art and design to apply.

    Please email resumes to info@svperordinary.com. {DO NOT drop off resumes at the gallery}

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    SVPER ORDINARY Gallery is pleased to present RELIC, a collection of photographs by Denver-based artist/photographer Jack Ludlam. This exhibition will mark Jack’s first solo show at SVPER ORDINARY. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 21st from 6pm-10pm.  The artist will be in attendance.  Free + Open to the public. 

    ABOUT JACK LUDLAM
    For the past five years my interest in the small community of craftsmen and women around the world has grown rapidly. The inspiration gained from these "makers" (those who work with their hands) has led me to engage in traditional film photography rather than digital processes. Support from my family enabled me to purchase my first film camera, a Hasselblad 500cm. In 2013, I graduated from Regis University with a BA in Visual Arts (emphasis in analog photography). The practice and tangibility of shooting and working in the dark room, and producing photographs with my hands immediately connected with me, allowing me to create my own techniques while celebrating the handmade artisan process.

     

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    Please join us on Saturday, February 7th from 6pm-9pm for the release of the first of many goods created under the SVPER ORDINARY brand, a hand-crafted 5x8 Leather Journal. 

    We will also be showcasing 3 Colorado brands of SVPER ORDINARY for a one night only Valentine's Day Trunk Show. Drop in and pick up the perfect gift for your lover just in time for Valentine’s Day… or splurge on yourself if you’ve dropped some dead weight to kick-off the new year.

    Trunk Show featuring FIG+YARROW // DOOZIE JEWELRY // WOLF HILL 

    Complimentary wine & sweets by Babette's Bakery will be served. 

    The SVPER ORDINARY leather journal is the perfect place to store inspiration, sketches, notes, record your travels, or simply draw boobs and penises. This refillable journal has our SVPER ORDINARY logo beautifully embossed on the cover. Once you have filled the pages, you can simply replace the inside with any 5x8 notebook. Our leather notebook will stand the test of time and distance and unlike us, will only look better over the years! 


  • "MILDFIRE" New works by Rebecca Green + Sandi Calistro

    SVPER ORDINARY is pleased to present "M I L D F I R E" New Works by Rebecca Green + Sandi Calistro. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 21st from 6pm-10pm. 

    Artists will be in attendance // Free Event // Complimentary PBR + Wine {while supplies last}

    About Rebecca 
    Rebecca is a freelance illustrator, gallery artist, stop-motion dabbler, and lover of living. My work table usually consists of acrylics, gouache, colored pencils, and coffee. I grew up in Michigan and received my BFA in illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2010. I currently reside in Denver, Colorado with my partner, Matt, and our animal babes, Mori Httori and Junie B. When I'm not making art, I can be found cooking, running, reading, walking my dog, or making little things. Selected Clients: Frankie, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Flow Magazine, Meijer, Pharmacy Practice+, AAA Washington, Sal Oppenhiem, Minnesota Monthly, Portland Alternative Dwellings, Kendall College of Art and Design, Amtrak, Bitch Magazine, CraftSanity Magazine. 


    About Sandi 
    Sandi was born in New Britain, Connecticut where her love for painting and art has been with her since childhood. After graduating in 1997 in Naples, Maine she made her way mid-west to Denver, Colorado. She adores being a custom tattoo artist at Kaze Gallery where she can exercise her talent beyond painting on trusting individuals. As an avid animal lover Sandi incorporates them into her paintings on occasion. Women have always been the focus of most of her paintings. The beauty, flow and character of women have intrigued her for as long as she can remember.

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    We are so honored to be mentioned by Evan

    Click Here to read the full article. 

  • "at the periphery" New Works by Claudia Mastrobuono

    "at the periphery" New Works by Claudia Mastrobuono

    About
    Claudia Mastrobuono is an installation artist working primarily in clay and fiber. She received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in May 2012 and began working in Colorado shortly thereafter. Mastrobuono has a strong background in traditional fiber processes such as weaving, knitting and embroidery, which has a strong influence on her work. She has been an artist-in residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, PlatteForum, Anderson Ranch Art Center and currently is in residence at Redline in Denver.

    Artist Statement 
    "I decorate the ordinary, allowing the viewer access by using familiar objects and nostalgic materials. My work deals with personal conflict between the desire for domestic foundation and the need to fulfill personal goals. I struggle with my role as a woman, daughter, partner and artist. I translate this fight visually, creating noise with material and pattern."

    Exhibit Ends 2/14/15 

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    WINTER SESSION POP+UP AT SVPER ORDINARY 

    Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, November 21st from 6p-9pm. Complimentary drinks will be served. 

    Winter Session is a design studio and workshop in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Influenced by the fluid relationship between urban living and mountain adventuring, as well as design traditions from Scandinavia and Japan, husband-and-wife team Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher and their team produce handcrafted canvas and leather goods with a refined utilitarian aesthetic.

    From November 21st to December 6th, Svper Ordinary’s gallery will be transformed into a cross-section of Winter Session’s storefront workshop. Alongside an array of their bags, wallets and accessories will be prototypes and in-process works, the raw materials used in construction, and the patterns, sketches and tools that inspire and enable production.

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    SVPER ORDINARY is pleased to present "Paradox" a collection of road trip photographs and drawings by Denver-based artist Evan Hecox. This exhibition will mark his first solo show with the gallery. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Second Saturday, October 11th from 6pm-10pm. 

    Evan Hecox is a Colorado-based artist whose work captures the essence of urban environments through a unique process that involves careful, first-hand observations of his surroundings and then progresses into drawings and paintings that are striking in their graphic simplicity. His work recognizes and evokes the transitory nature of cities and of the lives that exist within them. By visually embracing all aspects of these environments he uses the decay and detritus of modern cities as key visual elements in his work, thereby challenging traditional preconceptions of beauty. Like mental snapshots distorted by the haze of memory they both record a place and time as it actually was and re-write fact by removing certain elements while emphasizing and distorting others. In this way his work has the effect of placing the viewer in a certain time and place while also imposing his own experience within. His cross-disciplinary interest in photography, fine art and design infuses his work with an unusual but dynamic mix, ranging from near photo realism to simplified abstraction. He has exhibited his work widely in the United States as well as exhibitions in Paris, Sydney and Tokyo and others.

    Artist will be in attendance // Free Event // Complimentary Drinks 

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    We are long time admirers of the Jiberish brand. Being as they were founded in and still operate out of DNVR we’ve had the privilege of watching the people behind the brand and the brand itself grow and evolve over the years. The Fall 14 menswear collection is a shining example of how passion, perseverance, and a dedication to prove the notion that you have to be based outside of Denver to put together a beautifully crafted line of clothing is false. Please join us at Svper Ordinary from 7-10pm this First Friday as we have the utmost privilege of raising a toast and help the Jiberish crew welcome their latest collection into the world. For those that cannot make it out on Friday the Jiberish Pop-Up Shop will run through Thursday October 9th. 

    RSVP HERE