“Cauldron,” recent paintings and drawings by Jason Adkins, opens on Third Thursday, June 19, 6 – 8 p.m., and continues until July 26.

A reception for Adkins will take place Saturday, June 21, from 2 – 4 p.m.., when he will be available to meet gallery visitors. Manna Gallery hours are: Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 5 p.m., First Fridays 5 to 9 p.m., Third Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. and by appointment.

Jason Adkins was raised in the small logging town of Hayfork, California, where he received a valuable education playing on the banks of wild rivers and in endless mountain woods. Since then Jason has worked as an artist and educator, showing his work regionally, and teaching at colleges and universities in the Bay Area.

Adkins’ work includes large-scale paintings and drawings that respond in part to the excess of modern visual gluttony: a churning cauldron of organic form and vibrant color that threatens to swamp the viewer. Often titled with biblical themes that connote epic or apocalyptic ruin, the paintings exude a revelry and fecundity that are, paradoxically, a celebration and affirmation of life.

If you go:

Manna Gallery
473 25th Street
(510) 282-2335
www.mannagallery.com

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