Ana Benaroya: Standing Before Evil is a mural installation depicting the battle between good and evil. This installation uses contemporary takes on archetypal imagery to convey a clear sense of Benaroya’s characters’ moral bearing. Ultimately, her work reveals the subjective nature of good and evil by the use of a common color palette and ambiguous facial expressions in her work. Complex and playful, Standing Before Evil uses bold imagery to create an empathic, contemplative space in the Masur Museum of Art’s Lower North Gallery.
Benaroya is the author and illustrator of 120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People). Her design clients include Lincoln Center, The New Yorker, Marc Ecko, WILCO, and ABC’s World News Tonight. Her work was exhibited most recently at Rabbithole Projects, Brooklyn, NY; FISK Gallery, Portland, OR; and Nooworks, San Francisco, CA. During the last several years she was an artist in residence at Newark Print Shop, NJ, and Light Grey Art Lab, Iceland. Benaroya will complete her MFA in Painting at Yale University in 2019.