The theme ‘constructed landscapes’, spaces which are artificially created environments for example; gardens, landscaped parks, and greenhouses have played an important role in Shona MacPherson‘s most recent work. The artist is interested in this framed idea of nature; staged, synthetic, hyperreal and dislocated. The physical outcome is between painting and installation, and often engages with the space it exists within.
Since graduating in September 2016 from the MLitt in Sculpture (GSA), Shona MacPherson has exhibited in the east end of Glasgow at the Civic Room. The exhibition, ‘Along Grassy Borders’ was a collaborative site responsive exhibition. The work she created incorporated images Shona took of the garden and wildflower meadow adjacent to Civic Room in Greyfriars Garden; these images were then digitally printed onto sheets of silk habotai. Artist then used the silk as my main material, the work was a sculptural exploration into Civic Room’s specific history as a Linen Bank in the 18th century.
Shona MacPherson is a Glasgow based artist, (b.1988, York UK). Gained a Ba(Hons) Fine Art from Newcastle University and graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Master of Letters Programme (Sculpture pathway) 2016. Recent exhibitions have included Along Grassy Borders, Civic Room, Glasgow 2016; Space and Place, LeftBank Leeds, Leeds 2016; Prime, Wall Projects, Montrose 2016; and as part of Glasgow International 2016 with GSA MLitt, Tontine building. Recent residencies include; Graduate Residency at Hospitalfields, Arbroath 2016; Dumfries House residency supported by the Princes Drawing School, Ayre 2015; The Floating Laboratory in The Northern Isles, with The Clipperton Project, Shetland Islands, 2013; and SIM Residency, (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists), Reykjavik, Iceland 2011.