Manna Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Keep It Together, featuring the works of Anne Garvey. In her first solo exhibition in her hometown of Oakland, Garvey explores the delicate balance between preserving composure and navigating the rich tapestry of our shared emotional experience. Renowned for her realistic paintings of people and intricately entangled objects, Garvey delves into various mental states, using elements like cords, yarn, and chains as powerful metaphors for the complexities of the human mind. This introspective approach aims to provide a distinctive outlook on navigating our collective emotional landscape.
Anne Garvey is a contemporary visual artist based in Oakland, California. A graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute and Saint Mary’s College, she has exhibited, taught, and collaborated with fellow artists at home and abroad. Garvey works in a variety of media, but is primarily known for her realistic paintings of people and tangled objects. Her art centers around the inner human experience of a variety of mental states. Tangled elements, such as cords, yarn, and chains, serve as metaphors for different states of mind, and invite the viewer to contemplate our common struggles. Her current body of work explores anxiety, trauma, and resilience through large-scale drawings, paintings, and sculptural installation.
Saturday, January 20th
from 2-4 pm
Open First Friday: February 2nd
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5 pm & First Fridays, 5-8 pm
January 13 - February 24
Manna Gallery is excited to announce Manna at Chromata: Patricia Sonnino, our first pop-up exhibition within the light-filled offices of Chromata Retail directly across the street from the gallery. Patricia Sonnino’s abstract architectural compositions are infused with a rich interplay of color, pattern, and textures, skillfully navigating the space between intention and chance. Sonnino imbues certain colors and forms with iconic significance, carrying memories and a sense of place.
San Francisco artist Patricia Sonnino creates an abstract architecture of color, pattern, and textures, occupying a painterly space between accident and structure. Sonnino seeks to capture unexpected juxtapositions pushing these towards a moment of convergence. Sonnino received a MA and BA in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Her exhibitions include Fort Lewis College in Durango (solo), DeYoung Museum San Francisco, University of North Carolina, Asheville and various group and solo exhibitions throughout the Bay Area including: the Bryant Street Gallery, GearBox Gallery, Slate Gallery, Max Occupancy Art and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. She is represented by Karen Imperial of Bryant Street Gallery. Sonnino has taught design at the Boston Architectural Center and was a visiting artist at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and at Fort Lewis College, CO. Her residency awards include the Ucross Foundation, Willapa Bay AIR, Vermont Studio Center, and Penland.
First Friday: February 2nd
478 25th St Unit F
M-F Call for viewing appointment: 510.334.8606