Aggregate: A Solo Show by Benitha Perciyal

8 August 2019 - 15 October 2019

Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrucke, 1st Floor, Sunny House 16/18, Mereweather Road, Mumbai, India

Benitha Perciyal in her Chennai studio, 2019. Courtesy of Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

In her upcoming exhibition at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Chennai based artist Benitha Perciyal, has been particularly interested in exploring the vernacular in Christian faith in India, through architectural forms and traditional arts.

Her installations build on the qualities of the materials and objects she works with, which include but are not limited to, re-used Burma Teak, resins and fibres, spices, seeds, frankincense, figwood, powders of coal and bark, and even Kolu dolls — bazaar-bought figurines displayed during the Autumn festive season in South India. Succinctly put by Chennai-based writer Sadanand Menon: “Benitha is among the few contemporary artists who exults in celebrating the sensuality of memory, erasure, trace. To mark the passage of time as an incremental aggregation is a crucial concern for her.”


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