Rolling In From the Palouse

Katherine Nelson & William Turner, Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, through June 27. (509.625.6050)
Hers are velvety dark landscapes in high contrast, pulling you to the distant horizon of a rolling wheatfield. His stained glass patchworks of rich oil color on canvas evoke the feeling of light on land, yet function formally as a rhythmic expression of color, shape and line. Together at Chase Gallery through June 27, Katherine Nelson and William Turner articulate eastern Washington’s beloved palouse.

Turner’s The Valley Series soloed at Port Townsend’s Northwind Art Center Gallery last year. His ties to the Westside include an extensive exhibition career and an MFA from University of Washington, where he studied under Jacob Lawrence

Nelson is represented by The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, where she regularly exhibits her evocative landscapes. Round Mound is typical of Nelson’s sensuous line quality and meticulously rendered patterning that suggests tree, wood, brick or undulating rows of tallgrass. 

What a wonderful way to usher in spring and celebrate our northwestern landscape.