Robert Katsusuke Ogata (b. 1934), a painter based in Fresno, California, will show ten recent large-scale paintings created between 2012 and 2013, along with smaller works on paper dating from 1992. The majority of the work is from a series he calls Splice, in which he employs chalk as well as gesso, polymer, and paintstick. Works in the series revisit some of Ogata’s favorite motifs, including New Year’s ceremonial mochi (Japanese confection) and the peony.
San Francisco-based photographer Amanda Boe (b. 1978) will exhibit eleven digital chromogenic prints from a series entitled What I Hold Dear. These works, dating from 2009 to the present, include photographs of landscapes and interior spaces from South Dakota and California. In this personal narrative, Boe explores her connection to home through the convergence of these two disparate places.