“Animal House”: New Work by Susan Aulik

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“Animal House”: New Work by Susan Aulik

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - July 23 @ 5:00 pm


Manna Gallery is pleased to announce “Animal House”, an exhibition of recent paintings on panel by artist and gallery owner Susan Aulik.  This exhibition opens Saturday, June 11 and continues to July 23.  A reception for Susan will occur on Saturday, June 18, from 2 – 4 pm when she will be present to visit with gallery visitors and discuss her latest work.

Susan says this about the current work exhibited: ”After many years of working as an abstract painter, I was more than a little surprised when, a few months into the pandemic and shelter-in-place, animals and various other  furry and feathered creatures started to appear in my paintings.   As I had for many years, I would start a non-objective painting …and would end up with a dog fight or suicidal bunnies. Over time, I started to become quite fond of my new acquaintances…   Not surprisingly, they seemed to be expressing many of the same emotions I experienced during the pandemic… They would often transform during the process of painting…The process was unpredictable and unexpected and delighted me.”

Susan Aulik has been involved in many facets of art for decades. She received a Master of Art degree in painting from California State University, Sacramento in 2007 and has exhibited her paintings throughout California. She is currently active in the National Museum of Women in the Arts/San Francisco Auxiliary. She has produced several award-winning films–Friends of Mine (Hollywood Film Festival 2011), The Star (Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015) and This Land (MINT: Montana Film and Doc Festival 2022). She was Founder and President of the advertising agency Aulik & Associates, Inc. from 1975 – 1989.  In 2016, Aulik opened The Fourth Wall gallery in Oakland, California. Her goal, as owner/director, has been to support and promote artists, foster experimentation and risk-taking, and contribute to the growth of a strong local art community. Aulik lives and paints in Marin.



June 11 @ 12:00 pm
July 23 @ 5:00 pm
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