The detail depicted above, from the painting Simmer Dim Flyover, is by Shona Macdonald, associate professor of studio art (Art, Architecture and Art History) at UMass Amherst. Painted in oil and casein on canvas, it reflects one of the recurring themes in Macdonald’s work – how memory and landscape can merge together to create a sense of place or displacement. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (2010-11) and Can Serrat Fellowship (2012), Macdonald’s work will be featured in a number of group shows this coming year. Learn more.
Photo credit: Shona Macdonald