"Trees into Abstraction"

WWU gallery hosts northwest artist’s painterly explorations

Walla Walla University’s Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery is presenting northwest artist William Ingham’s “Trees into Abstraction” exhibit from Sept. 18 to Dec. 8, 2023. The quarter-long show will have special opening hours for Family Weekend in October.

Ingham has enjoyed a long painting career of 49 years and has had work featured in many private and public collections. His predominant theme in painting is the natural world, and he is currently exploring the dramatic, expressionist quality of trees. Ingham’s breakthrough work, titled “Birches I,”  was created in 2008 and features a tree exploding in a riotous composition of color. 

Ingham’s show at WWU brings together his careful renderings with dramatic explorations that show how far an artist can go to create a powerful alternative to the natural world as we know it. 

Family Weekend guests can view the exhibit from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Oct. 27, from 2–5 p.m. on Oct. 28, and from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Oct. 29, or during any regular opening times until Dec. 8. Ingham will also present an artist talk at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 before the conclusion of the exhibit.

The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center, located at 200 S. College Ave.

Posted Oct. 24, 2023

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