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  • We Dream | Beauty Beyond and Beneath

    unnamed(2)We Dream | Beauty Beyond and Beneath
    September 7 - October 27, 2017

    Opening reception:
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Gallery talk with artists and curator Deborah Davidson 4:30 p.m.

    Suffolk University Gallery is pleased to present our inaugural exhibit in our new location,

    We Dream | Beauty Beyond and Beneath, from September 7 - October 27, 2017. A reception will be held Thursday, September 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Across the centuries, philosophers, poets, scientists, and mathematicians have meditated on the nature and power of beauty. Some have said beauty calls on us to educate ourselves; others have said it is a call to repair the injuries of the world.

    -Elaine Scarry

    This exhibit brings together artists from many disciplines who all share an interest in the notion of beauty, sometimes terrifying, sometimes in the face of the grotesque, often dreamlike; tapping into what lies beyond or beneath what is visible. Artists are conjurers, making evident and manifest what they see. The works range from paintings of surprising objects, to photographs which channel seventeenth century stillifes, to overwrought sculptural objects that are infused with baroque longing. Part of the exhibition also includes an interactive Camera Obscura space.

    Artists/Conjurers:

    Emily Eveleth
    Jesseca Ferguson
    Sean Foley
    Masako Kamiya
    Robert Lewis
    Shelley Reed
    Tara Sellios
    Matt Saunders
    Jane Smaldone
    Bill Thompson
    Tabitha Vevers

    Image credit: Robert Lewis, Byzantium, Metal, wood and plaster, 80 x 24 x 24 inches, 2014.

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