Gershman Gallery


Siona Benjamin

Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

September 18 through December 19
Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM
Curated by Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, a visiting curator from Towson University, Maryland

Art in Discussion: Blue Like Me Lecture
October 22, 6 PM

Rang De Nila Dance Performance
November 19, 7 PM

Film Preview: Blue Like Me
December 4, 6 – 8 PM

“In this transcultural America, I feel a strong need to make art that will speak to my audience of our similarities, not our differences…. I would like my audience to re-evaluate their notions and concepts about identity and race, thus understanding that such misconceptions could lead to racism, hate, and war.”

Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay of Bene Israel Jewish descent. Emphasizing the similarities and not the differences of her varied background, her work details her experiences growing up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. Her paintings are inspired by Indian miniatures, Jewish illuminated manuscripts and Jewish and Hindu mythology. This exhibition is presented courtesy of the artist and Flomenhaft Gallery.