Exhibit Looks at Artists' Creative Process


The Suffolk University Art Gallery will present Behind the Image, an exhibit of works by seven established artists who live and work in the Boston area, from Nov. 6, 2008 – Jan. 3, 2009.
An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.


Hannah Barrett
Dana Clancy
Lisa Costanzo
Heather Hobler
John Guthrie
Cristi Rinklin
Joe Wardwell

The exhibit at the University's New England School of Art & Design reveals some of the investigations, processes, and inspirations these artists used to produce specific artworks.

Their highly crafted paintings and drawings are shown alongside the sketches, Internet, and magazine sources; art history books; and color studies that informed their creative decision-making.

In effect, the curator attempts to re-create the “studio wall” covered with unexpected images, postcards, and inspirational objects that exist in each of the artists’ studios he visited.

The finished work is given a history through this “contextualizing” of the artwork, with early stages of thought and jumping-off points all in evidence.

Visitors to the gallery will learn from seeing just what is “Behind the Image” in these diverse artistic works.

About the gallery

Suffolk University Art Gallery at the New England School of Art & Design
75 Arlington St., Boston
Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.  Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; noon - 6 p.m. Sunday
Enter from 10 Saint James Street on weekends

Exhibits are free and open to the public.


Dana Clancy, study for The Storm Outside the Window (2008)
Lisa Costanzo's wall

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James Hull