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Exhibit: New Work by Art Department Faculty

Event Details

October 19—November 16, 2017 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 22—November 16, 2017, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 21—November 16, Saturdays

Herter Art Gallery

Room: 125A Herter Annex

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Procheta Olson

Herter Art Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring new work by art department faculty Shona Macdonald and Shane Mecklenburger.

The opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 19  from 5-7 p.m.

Macdonald's "ground things on a moving earth" explores the relationship between landscape and memory. While some of the works in this exhibition contemplate peculiar aspects of the local western New England surrounding, others explore the unsettling phenomena of inverted worlds re"ected upon puddles of water. These transient ‘screens’ of water also appear bizarre and otherworldly. Cloaked in mystery the identity of the image re"ected remains outside an immediate frame of reference leaving viewers disoriented - an uncanny ‘doubling’ purposefully employed by the artist to exaggerate a sense of dislocation, disembodiment, and displacement.

Mecklenburger's "The End and The Beginning of Everything" is a body of work using computer-generated supernova explosions as both raw material and subject matter. These simulated moments of nuclear creation and annihilation are recast with symbols of witchcraft and warfare, in a collision of historical, personal, technological and cosmic forces.

This exhibition was made possible in part with a grant from the UMass Arts Council and with funds from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.


Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71, west of the Whitmore Administration Building.

Event Category

Art Exhibit