We Dream | Beauty Beyond and Beneath, the inaugural exhibit in Suffolk University’s new art gallery space, brings together artists from many disciplines who share an interest in the notion of beauty—sometimes terrifying, sometimes in the face of the grotesque, often dreamlike.

The We Dream exhibit at the Suffolk University Gallery presents artists as conjurers, making evident and manifest what they see. It taps into what lies beyond or beneath what is visible and ranges from paintings of surprising objects, to photographs that channel seventeenth century still lifes, to overwrought sculptural objects that are infused with baroque longing.

In addition to the artists’ work, a camera obscura behind a hinged wall in the gallery will project an image of the scene outside for the duration of the exhibit.

The exhibit runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 27. A gallery talk with the artists and curator Deborah Davidson will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, followed by a reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the exhibit space on the sixth floor of the Sawyer Building.

Artists/Conjurers

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

The We Dream exhibit celebrates the Suffolk Art & Design Department’s move to the main campus over the summer, and Gallery Director Deborah Davidson has organized a series of exhibit-related welcoming events. See schedule at right.