Virginia Ingram Retrospective
June 29 - July 26, 2014
Public Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2 – 4 pm
Artworks Gallery presents "A Retrospective", a one-person exhibit by Virginia S. Ingram, a long time member of Artworks Gallery. Ingram is showing woodcut prints and drawings with some recent abstract collages in this one-person show. Themes of the moon, constellations, water, woods, and natural still lives dominate with appearances by her cat, the alphabet, and some purely abstract compositions.
As a keen observer of the natural world, Ingram's work is predominately realistic but with compositions leaning towards abstraction. They are full of the textures from the wood boards carved into to make the prints, as well as the beautiful color blends from transparent layers of ink printed with overlapping shapes.
Virginia Ingram was a graphic arts major at the Women's College (now UNC-Greensboro) in the late 1940's. She was a founding member of the Five Winston-Salem Printmakers in the 1960's, received her Masters degree at UNC-G, and became a book designer and illustrator at John Blair Publishing in Winston-Salem. She co-founded a design and publications company, Messagemakers, in 1977, and she was chosen to be the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 2004 by the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.
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Virginia Ingram, "Moonstruck" collage
Virginia Ingram, "City Garden" collage