Artists & Their Sketchbooks: Process Visible
September 4 – October 10, 2014
Opening event: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Co-Curator Karl Benner in conversation with the artists, 5 pm
Reception to follow
Suffolk University Gallery is pleased to present Artists and Their Sketchbooks: Process Visible, from September 4 – October 10, 2014. A reception will be held Thursday, September 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit is co-curated by Karl Benner, recent Gallery Ambassador and NESAD ’14 graduate, and Deborah Davidson, Gallery Director.
Artists and Their Sketchbooks: Process Visible explores the rich territory and importance of drawing, especially as a way of thinking and making notation. For centuries, the artist sketchbook (or the writer’s notebook) has been a window into the creative process, normally a private enterprise; the artists in the exhibit generously share with the viewer their private musings, observations and development of ideas.
The exhibit is divided into several parts – sketchbooks by professional artists, journals and notebooks by NESAD student artists, and a reading area with sketchbooks and facsimiles from a private collection and the NESAD Library, which offers an historical look at how process leads to the manifestation of ideas. Also featured are drawings, paintings and animations by the artists included in the exhibition, as well as books for sale.
STUDENTS + FACULTY
From the collection of Mark Brus