What Remains?

What Remains
​Exhibition Dates: 
March 19 – May 7, 2011

Gallery Hours: 
Mon. thru Thurs., 9am–12noon & 2pm–4pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am – 3pm; and by appointment.

 Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Artists Reception:
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1pm – 3pm. The public is invited. Admittance is free.

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 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. And Robert reveals a side of Mare Island that comes alive in the cover of darkness. Their portrayals are as much about the energy as the physical remains.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Marco and Robert have generously agreed to share their experience – their process and personal journey – in creating their art, through an Artists Talk at the gallery, and a very special workshop.   

  • Sunday, March 27, 2pm to 3:30pm -ARTIST TALK:  Marco and Robert will discuss their art, process and personal journey in creating their art work.
  • Saturday, April 2, 3pm to 10pm & April 30,10am-12noon – What Remains? The Workshop with Robert Kato and Marco Zecchin at Mare Island. Mare Island is the backdrop of Robert’s work and along with Marco will share their viewpoint on this rich landscape but also help participants discover their own unique vision of Mare Island in daylight as well as night. A follow up session to share and critique prints will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Adobe Gallery. Robert and Marco will be available to answer all your questions but the workshop is designed for photographers who know their equipment well and want to explore a new landscapes and how to find their voice in it. Each student will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Mare Island. After signing up please send a note to Marco at marco.zecchin@gmail.com and he will send you specific workshop information.  Limited enrollment: 12 Class #13285. 
  • You may register online at www.haywardrec.org  (account setup req’d).OR you may download & complete the registration form; make payment – and fax or (snail)mail. 

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. 

Marco Zecchin has been a freelance photographer for more than twenty-eight years.  He apprenticed with Morley Baer, renown West Coast architectural photographer. For the last twenty-three he has been an award winning Architectural Photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Marco also teaches at HARD’s PhotoCentral.