Manna Gallery opens an exhibition of new painting and sculpture by guest artist Pauletta Chanco and Manna Gallery artist Dan Weber beginning First Friday, October 4 and continuing through Saturday, November 9, 2013.  A reception for the artists will take place First Saturday, October 5, from 2 to 4 pm. Refreshments will be served.

For many years, Chanco’s work has moved between sacred and profane spaces through metaphorical abstraction. She uses the stepping stone form to aid the viewer in moving between veiled layers from the profane to the sacred and vice versa.

In this body of work, created after a terminal diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer a few months ago, Chanco realizes that there is no separation between the sacred and the profane.  Chanco says, “As I live my daily life, appreciating and enjoying precious moments with friends and family, I am, at the same time, experiencing the liberation in no longer sweating the small stuff and discovering the joy in letting go.”

East bay sculptor Dan Weber continues his examination of molded forms in “Voyages”, his new installation invoking the sense of airy vessels floating in space.


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