The gods were smiling on Saturday night, when the food trucks lined up on Larimer Street and Tran and Josh Wills rolled up their Super Ordinary Gallery's garage door on Microclimates, a finished Kickstarter project by Samuel Schimek and Rob Mack that comprises three environments based on their combined graphic images. Folks lazed on the sidewalk in the balmy slanting sunlight in sundresses and tees, as the Mythos Gourmet Greek Food Truck slung souvlaki, Basic Kneads crafted pizzas in their roving wood-fired oven and Boulder's Tasterie Truck squeezed fresh lemonade to go with its stickybox mini bunt cakes and whoopie pies.
And on the street, Yours Truly, Cupcake offered tiny margarita -- and rootbeer-flavored cupcakes at three for $5.
Rob Mack's welcoming fox crouched in the doorway, inviting participants to wander through, and inside, White Girl Lust's Solid Bump Records spun a soundscape to set the installation's changing moods. Fox actually stood on the outskirts of a graphic art forest, which then led the way into a cave where found-art dragons and gnomes popped out among gesso-transferred and wheat- pasted gems and jewels.
Upon emerging, you found yourself in the meadow, among clouds of iconic butterflies and critters. It was quite lovely, as well as fun for even the littlest kids. On the way out, you could stop in the pop-up shop to buy sound project albums and most reasonably-priced mini-prints of Microclimates images.
The project's final element was unveiled around 7:30, when designer Rebecca Peebles of Hol Sum unveiled her new line of clothing based on graphic elements from the exhibit during a runway show on the sidewalk. Jewelry made from skate decks by Mukee Designs also repeated themes from Microclimates as models strutted precariously on the pavement.
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Microclimates remains at the gallery through the end of July; come visit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Super Ordinary, 3126 Larimer Street.