Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame De Namur University Presents Work by Britta Kathmeyer, Masako Miki, and Sara Pringle

Three artists with Bay Area ties explore how humans relate to nature

For Immediate Release (3/1/2017)

Belmont, Calif.—The Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is pleased to present the exhibition Britta Kathmeyer, Masako Miki & Sara Pringle: Paintings, Works on Paper & Installation. from March 22 through April 22, 2017. The artists’ reception takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Wiegand Gallery is located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, California.

“These three exceptional artists, with Bay Area ties, raise provocative questions about our place in nature,” said Wiegand Gallery Director Robert Poplack. “Their art also explores key issues about identity, myth, and culture.”

Britta Kathmeyer creates art that moves between ambiguity and revelation. She finds inspiration in restraint, working with ink, coffee, and other water-based media to create spaces for memories, emotions, and imagination. Her work is influenced and guided by Eastern philosophy and the observation of nature.

Masako Miki´s work envisions a cosmic view of our world in constant flux, expressed through an affinity and connection with nature. Her current series, Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost, is inspired by the idea of soul and spirits—a realm between material and immaterial worlds where boundaries dissolve. 

Sara Pringle uses provocative self-portraits painted onto grand sceneries, and small works on paper to elicit ambivalent narratives of self, sexuality, identity, and the body. She is interested in dualities: flatness and perspective, synthetic vs. natural light, pattern and chaos. Her visual language holds in balance the tenuous intersection of abstraction and nature.


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ndnu.edu.


The Wiegand Gallery is housed at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) in a magnificent 1874 carriage house made of native stone quarried on campus. This exhibit space, now in its fourth decade, with porthole windows and skylights, provides an unusually warm and inviting environment for experiencing art. The gallery focuses attention on the accomplishments of outstanding, under-recognized artists, as well as rarely seen work by renowned artists. The Wiegand Gallery produces exhibitions that broaden our understanding of social, political, and multicultural questions as part of NDNU’s commitment to social justice. www.wiegandgallery.org/


Robert M. Poplack, Director, Wiegand Gallery
(650) 508-3632
Cell: (707) 829-3103


Zack Rogow
(650) 508-3585