This solo exhibition features the intricate ink drawings of Bay Area artist Pamela Lanza.
Images in this show give voice to the troubled times we face with dark atmospheric illustrations depicting the wreckage of war and natural disasters, but at the same time offer a sense of spiritual grace rising out of the rubble. Lanza's work invites viewers to consider aspects of spiritual transcendence lingering in the apparent wastelands of human experience.
Doug Adams Gallery in the Bade Museum of Biblical Archeology, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Pamela Lanza has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at UC Berkeley Extension and SFAI ACE program for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and college campuses across the country, including: University of North Carolina, Florida State University, the Alexandria Museum of Art at Louisiana State University, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), Stanford University, SOMARTS (San Francisco), and the Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, as the cover for Anatomical Venus by Meg Schoerke, and illustrates Origins, Transformation, Limitations and Scientific Culture by William Wentworth of Clemson University.
"As the daughter of a progressive Methodist minister who served in Florida during the civil rights era and later taught biology, politically motivated art with a spiritual resolution is second nature for me, as is the love I have of teaching. I consider it one of the greatest joys of my life to be able to act as facilitator for artists from an amazing variety of backgrounds to come together, study, accept conceptual and technical challenges in the making of their works, and create communities of like-minded people."
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.