Nature and Domesticity: Rachel Denny at Rare Device

Nature and Domesticity: Rachel Denny at Rare Device

Susie Nadler
Apr 29, 2009
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Artist Rachel Denny, best known for her animal head trophies encased in cable knits, explores themes of domesticity throughout her work; several of her pieces are artfully reconsidered home furnishings, like a rug constructed from layers of ladies' gloves. San Francisco shop and gallery Rare Device will be featuring Denny's work in the month of May. Click through for a sampling...

Denny combines forms from the natural world with materials found in an urban domestic landscape. A rabbit sculpture is fashioned from puffs of polyurethane foam, with corrugated cardboard ears. A little bird cast in lead perches on the edge of a vintage rearview mirror. The narrow stumps of trees push their roots through a concrete shelf.

Rare Device will host a reception for Rachel Denny this Friday, May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery (1845 Market Street, San Francisco). Her animal sculptures will be on display until the beginning of June. In the meantime, have a look at her online portfolio.

(Interested readers, please note: Some of the pieces pictured here are already sold, or won't necessarily be shown at Rare Device. You'll just have to check out the show in person!)

Photos: Rachel Denny

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