Itoi’s landscapes amass thousands of marked gestures of landscapes surrounding the locale of Manzanar, the site of one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. Itoi visited the site over 40 times, amassing numerous sketches that formed the basis of the larger works on display.
His depictions of some of the landscapes surrounding Manzanar convey both technical mastery and emotional complexity.
Works by Peter Holmes and the late Abigail Gumbiner are also featured in this month’s exhibit, part of the Lydia Takeshita Legacy Exhibit, which also includes artwork by Jeanne Dunn, Young Summers and Richard (Young Ku) Park at Brewery Annex.
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