Nature and Domesticity: Rachel Denny at Rare Device

Nature and Domesticity: Rachel Denny at Rare Device

Susie Nadler
Apr 29, 2009
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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