Jonathan O’Dea: Expressions 2021

October 2021

Here’s a sneak preview of a pop-up exhibition running October 15-24.

Jonathan O’Dea works in pastel, skillfully wielding them to produce a ‘painterly’ effect. His subject matter is often sweet treats – like candy apples or soft drinks – interesting choices for a dentist, which O’Dea is (as is visual artist Ilse Hughes).

Expressions 2021 opens tomorrow, 5pm, at the South Beach Building, 219 Duckworth Street, in St John’s. For more of O’Dea’s work visit
Images, in order: Peppermint NobsOff With Their Heads, Temptations, Sea Glass; all pastel)

Costume Banks and Conjured Worlds

BY Eva Crocker

As we weave through the racks she tells me the history of specific pieces, like a donated Sherlock Holmes’ style cape and deerstalker hat that was worn during the Boer War. Each costume is a talisman for transformation and picking the right one can help summon a character, conjure a world.