SupaStore Human - We are the Product

Dec 14, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017

The Dikeou Collection is thrilled to welcome artist Sarah Staton to Denver as she presents SupaStore Human – We are the Product at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax. A plaster casting workshop will be held prior to the opening on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm. SupaStore Human will open with a public reception and artist talk on Friday, December 15, from 6-8pm. Items presented in the SupaStore will be available for purchase.

Sarah Staton (born 1961) is an artist based in London, England, whose diverse practice melds sculpture, painting, architecture, design, publishing, fashion, and technology to create objects and spaces that are simultaneously aesthetic and utilitarian. Initiated in 1993, Sarah Staton’s SupaStore started as a DIY art sale experiment that has transpired at dozens of museums, galleries, and alternative venues over the years, the most recent at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. Over one hundred artists, ranging from up-and-coming contemporaries, unknowns, and established artists have had a piece they created for sale at the SupaStore. SupaStore Human – We are the Product reflects how technology and automation has impacted social interaction, commerce, and manufacturing. As the goddess of art, trade, handicrafts and wisdom, Minerva (in her many guises) has become the public face of the SupaStore and represents the classical origins of these now mechanized exchanges.

On Thursday, December 14 (6-8pm) Sarah will lead a plaster casting workshop at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax where participants will cast their hands, arms and feet. The castings will become part of the SupaStore Human installation. Please join us for the official public opening of SupaStore Human – We are the Product on Friday, December 15 (6-8pm) at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax with artist talk at 6:45pm. Both the workshop and the opening reception are free and open to the public. SupaStore Human will be on view through February 2018.

Sarah Staton is Senior Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, and has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries like Tate Modern, Hauser and Wirth, Mount Stuart, and Osan Museum of Contemporary Art among many others. Her bleach on denim anti-painting, Endless Column, is exhibited at Dikeou Collection and her 10 SupaStore SupaStars portfolio comprised of lithographs by past SupaStore artist participants is on view at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax. Additionally, Sarah Staton has three artworks represented in Devon Dikeou’s ongoing installation Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet at Dikeou Collection. She has also curated projects in zingmagazine issues 4 and 15, as well in forthcoming issue 25.