March 25, 2011 > What Remains?
Submitted By Susan Eady
The Adobe Art Gallery is proud to present photographic prints from Robert A. Kato's and Marco Zecchin's sensitive explorations of now defunct military sites, Mare Island Naval Shipyard and Fort Ord Army Post. Marco's images are created in the light of day. He honors the lives of those who have passed through Fort Ord as he contemplates his life-long fascination with the military - and his changing perceptions. Robert reveals a side of Mare Island that comes alive in the cover of darkness. Their visions are as much about the energy as the physical remains.
Robert A. Kato has been photographically capturing fine art images for over three decades. His extensive art education has provided him with a strong foundation in the art of seeing as well as visual communication. Presently, he works as a fine art digitographer and master printmaker providing post-production assistance to traditional as well as digital photographers. Sharing his expertise, he provides photographers with several aesthetic options for creating a unique photographic expression that can be a departure from the original image.
Marco P. Zecchin has been a freelance photographer for more than twenty-eight years. He apprenticed with Morley Baer, renowned West Coast architectural photographer. For the last twenty-three he has been an Architectural Photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He teaches at HARD's PhotoCentral.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Marco and Robert have generously agreed to share their experience- their process and personal journey - through an Artists Talk at the gallery, and a workshop at Mare Island.
Through May 7
Sunday, March 27
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshop at Mare Island (in Vallejo)
Saturday, April 2
3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A follow up session to share and critique prints
Saturday, April 30
10 a.m. - Noon
Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley
9 a.m. - Noon; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.