Join us for a gallery talk and reception for Paul Stephen Benjamin’s multi-media exhibition, Black Form. The exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of the color black or the sound of black as a conceptual entry point into conversations about identity, race, and masculinity. His paintings, large-scale blacklight sculptures, and video installations draw inspiration from history, popular culture, and daily, personal meditations. 

Benjamin was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MFA from Georgia State University. Benjamin’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the US including at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA; ICA, Richmond, VA; Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for Art, Savannah, GA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, and upcoming as part of Prospect 5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, New Orleans, LA. Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Hudgens Prize, Southern Art Prize, State Fellow of Georgia, MOCA GA Working Artist Project, Artadia Award, a Winnie B. Chandler Fellowship, and a Hambidge Fellowship.