Manna Gallery shows contemporary paintings, collage and sculpture by Bay Area artists. We are located in the heart of Oakland's thriving arts district. For information on current and upcoming shows go to our calendar page.
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12-5 pm, First Fridays 5 - 9 pm. and by appointment
473 25th St., Oakland 94612 510-536-7559
Bay Area Contemporary Art
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Coming to Manna 2019
New Work by Lorraine Lawson
Manna Gallery is pleased to begin 2019 with an exhibition
featuring Lorraine Lawson, who is returning to the gallery
with exciting new work produced over the past two years. The show opens January 12 and continues through February 16. A reception for Lorraine will be held on Saturday, January 19 from 2 - 4 pm. when Lorraine will be present to greet gallery visitors and discuss her latest body of work with gallery guests.
Lorraine says this about the development of her work and this new work in particular: "My soulful appreciation for the past resonates in my studio practice and, ultimately, in my paintings. I create abundant, abstract, textural works inspired by the interaction of cultrure, history, architecture, artifact, travel, and nature.
"Transformation is an inherently inspiring source for story-telling. The breakdown of architecture and place, the evolution of culture, the way water flows through the earth inspire me to...create art somewhere between representational and abstract.
"The Japanese notion of Wabisabi, embodies the appreciation of honoring that which is broken, and acknowledging time worn surfaces and beauty in imperfection. This concept is key to my practice. My art is the product conveyed by years of observing. My quiet dedication to the exploration of techniques that express my view is tireless."
Lorraine lives in the South Bay and has an extensive resume of exhibitions and awards. In 2018, she was chosen to participate in solo and group exhibitions at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the Oceanside Museum of Art and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley as well as other venues. Her focused and determined studio practice has resulted in an impressive body of work which has steadily evolved over time. We are very pleased to feature her work at the start of our 2019 exhibition schedule.
Lorraine Lawson/ acrylic painting/ "Essence"