Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Behind the Image

I am excited about a new exhibition "Behind the Image", now showing at the Suffolk University Art Gallery. Exhibiting Artists include: Hannah Barrett, Dana Clancy, *Lisa Costanzo, Heather Hobler, John Guthrie, Cristi Rinklin and Joe Wardwell.

*Lisa just sent me an image of her "wall" with one of the more "elaborate" hairpieces - the painting in the center is "Hunter", oil on canvas, 30"x40"; the painting is exhibited alongside Lisa's reference material/inspiration/studies ...

Behind the Image is an exhibit of seven well-established artists who live and work in the Boston area. The exhibition reveals some of the investigations, processes and inspirations these artists used to produce specific artworks. The highly crafted paintings and drawings created by these artists are shown side-by-side with the sketchbooks, digital mock-ups,photographic studies, art history books, and color studies that informed their decisions during production. In addition to preparatory sketches, the curator attempts to re-create the “studio wall” of each artist - surfaces covered with inspirational objects, unexpected images, postcards, photographs, magazine pages, album covers and news clippings. The creative act itself is on view in many ways. The finished work is given a history through this “contextualizing” of the artwork with early stages of thought and jumping off points in evidence. Students, other artists and the public get an opportunity to see what is “Behind the Image” in each of these diverse artistic practices.

Behind the Image
November 6, 2008 - January 3, 2009

75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA

Gallery is free and open to the public: M-F 8am-11pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

Telephone: 617.573.8785

*Lisa recently exhibited these three small paintings from her "Nest" series at Three Graces.

They are currently available in the gallery and here on our New Online Shop!