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Manna Gallery presents contemporary art by emerging and mid - career artists, mainly from Northern California. A member of Oakland’s Art Murmur since 2011, our goal is to select the ...


Title: “Encore!” Opens 2019 at Manna Gallery
Artist: Lorraine Lawson
Dates: Jan 11th - Feb 16th
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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 done over the last two years.  This show opens January 12 and continues to February 16.  A reception for Lorraine will happen on Saturday, January 19 from 2 to 4 pm.  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 culture, 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 for the start of our 2019 exhibition schedule.