Siona Benjamin: Blue Like Me
Artist Presentation & Film Screening
at the Osher Marin JCC in the Gallery, Kurland, Atrium
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Cost: $7 Members/ $10 Public/ Free, Kids 17 & Under
*Indian Food available for purchase through Taj of Marin (5-6 pm)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Discover the incredible story and inspiration behind Siona Benjamin's artwork which interweaves diverse influences that include Indian/Persian miniatures, Byzantine icons and Jewish illuminated manuscripts. She blends these ancient forms with pop-cultural elements to create a unique visual vocabulary. Her work raises questions about what and where is "home," while evoking issues such as identity, immigration, motherhood, and the role of art in social change.
Growing up in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim society, educated in Catholic and Zoroastrian schools, raised Jewish in India and now living in the U.S., Siona has always been driven to reflect upon the cultural boundary zones in which she has lived. She has therefore over the years developed varied characters as self-portraits in assuming multiple roles and forms. She employs them as social and cultural agents in raising provocative issues about identity in a trans-cultural world.
5-5:45PM: Informal meet and greet with the artist, Indian food for purchase by Taj of Marin (first come first served)
6PM: Artist Presentation & Film Screening
Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA