Bim Bam Gallery Welcomes Heather Benjamin's Latest Paintings and Ceramic Sculptures
On view until May 20.
Heather Benjamin, a Queens-born artist, has debuted her latest solo exhibition titled “Mother All I Did Was Want To Kill But Just Look At What I Broke” at Paris‘ Bim Bam Gallery. Benjamin’s works were created during her residency at Le Biscuit atelier just outside the French capital.
The exhibition consists of paintings on paper and three ceramic sculptures, all containing a delicate balance of colors and negative space. Benjamin grapples with themes such as strength and fragility, assurance and doubt, often drawing on her lived experiences as well as her early influences, such as Sailor Moon and the works of Henry Darger.
According to Benjamin, her art is meant to hold conflicting emotions at the same time, much like how she feels. She told Hypeart: “Creating a painting of a woman covered in scratches to me is about the pain of self-harm inflicted because she’s so upset with her physical form, but in that same image she’s horny and surrounded by beautiful flowers, it isn’t all bad and she knows that even in the darkest moments.”
In case you missed it, Maison Lune’s “Persephone” exhibition revives the Greek myth to celebrate women’s strength.