by Noor Asif '16 The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, located at Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue, is currently displaying the works of Philip Latimer Dike. The exhibition is titled "Chasing Daylight" and showcases Dike's several watercolor paintings. The artwork is from the 1920s to the 1940s, the decades during which Dike's work first emerged in the California art scene and was accepted with praise for his unique techniques. His watercolors, a medium that effectively displays his investigation of light and color, depict the landscapes he encountered on his journeys through America and Europe. The exhibition officially opened on Sept. 14 and will close on Oct. 13 with a final watercolor demonstration.
In addition Dike’s works, the Scripps College arts collection expanded earlier this month with recently acquired works of Ansel Adams, one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. His works are images of awe-inspiring natural places including iconic forests, valleys, and mountains. The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will showcase his works in the upcoming exhibition titled "Focus on Photography: Building a Collection at Scripps" from Oct. 26 to Dec. 15.