Oh! You Pretty Things!

Influenced by 1980's pop imagery, super realism, and sci-fi and fantasy art, Johannah O'Donnell's paintings focus primarily on human and animal subjects. Her paintings use natural and figurative symbolism to comment on our connection with the universe and our shifting cultural perceptions in the digital age. In her newest body of work, O'Donnell looks at the fragility of life by creating juxtaposing portraits of deceased celebrities with studies of endangered animals. By elevating these animals to celebrity status, she is commenting on the nature of national mourning, while also drawing attention to the vulnerability of our environment. Consistent throughout the series is the use of 1980s-inspired graphics and eye-catching candy hues, employed to draw the viewer in.

Rebecca Rose is an award winning sculptor and art jeweler actively showing throughout the globe. Her body of work, Sculpturing, is a hybrid of small sculpture and wearable art cast in precious metals using the lost wax casting process. While emphasis on functional design is present, sculptural form and substance of message takes priority whether politically, allegorically, or satirically driven. At first glimpse her work in "Oh! You Pretty Things" merely reflect shiny, pretty objects. However when the viewer absorbs the symbolism and composition of each work they see a darker, gritty message at hand. some of these pretty things tackle xenophobia, misogyny, class warfare, homophobia, oppression and vanity.

Opening reception. Thursday, August 4th, 7-9pm. 1038 Larkin St. - San Francisco

Admission is free and both artists with be in attendance. For more information or to be included on the collector preview please email luke@gauntletgallery.com

  • African Wild

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Amy

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Asian Lion

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Bengal Tiger

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • David

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Dhole

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Diana

    Johannah O'Donnell

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    Elvis

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Fishing Cat

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Lemmy

    Johannah O'Donnell

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    Marilyn

    Johannah O'Donnell

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    Prince

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Red Wolf

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Declaring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Monitoring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Boxing Ring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Harboring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Cowering

    Rebecca Rose

  • Pampering

    Rebecca Rose

  • Altering

    Rebecca Rose

  • Hiring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Starring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Mouthwatering

    Rebecca Rose

  • Engagement Ring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Inspiring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Engagement Ring

    Rebecca Rose

  • Ring Pop

    Rebecca Rose

  • Triggering

    Rebecca Rose

  • Ringmaster

    Rebecca Rose

  • Prince

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • David

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Brittany

    Johannah O'Donnell

  • Snow Leopard

    Johannah O'Donnell

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