Heather Benjamin presents 13 new works on canvas and paper chronicling her experience of the traumas of womanhood. Often battling censorship, the nature of her explicit subject matter refuses to be bound in its exploration of the male and female gaze. Benjamin’s magnified work for this show, titled BUTTERFLY KISS, continues to follow the surrealistic, diaristic path she takes on a journey of intimate femininity and visceral eroticism.
Heather Benjamin (b. 1989, New York) received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She began her career by self-publishing zines and prints of her drawings, and now primarily makes drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. Benjamin makes figurative work that revolves around a mystical feminine protagonist, who simultaneously serves as an avatar for her personal experiences of the traumas of womanhood, as well as a manifestation of power, resilience, and self-embodiment. She lives and works in New York City.
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