We Dream | Beauty Beyond and Beneath


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.


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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