Manjari Sharma, Maa Saraswati
Image: © Manjari Sharma, “Maa Saraswati,” 2013, Digital C-print.

Artworks from Manjari Sharma’s series “Darshan” will be on view at the Griffin Museum of Photography as part of their exhibition “Zindagi,” which opens on Thursday, October 6th, in the museum’s Main Gallery:

On October 6, 2016, the Griffin Museum opens with “Zindagi,” which in its essence is shown under the overarching idea of a celebration of daily life in India and its legacy. The exhibit will feature solo exhibits and 3 videos by five photographers in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The artists are Manjari Sharma, Priya Kambli, Dan Eckstein, Quintavius Oliver and Raj Mayukh Dam.

“Zindagi” will showcase in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from October 6 – November 27, 2016. An opening reception takes place on October 6, 2016, 7 – 8:30 p.m. From 3 – 7 PM on October 6 there will be artists’ talks. See the Griffin website for more information.

Paula Tognarelli, executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, says “We do not promise that we will cover all aspects of daily life in India in this exhibition, but we hope that these 5 artists will whet the public’s curiosity for cultural legacy and future exploration.”

Manjari Sharma will be exhibiting 9 large pieces from her “Darshan” series. Ms. Sharma is represented by ClampArt Gallery in New York City. New York based Sharma says of her work that, “Darshan is a series consisting of photographically recreated, classical images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses that are pivotal to mythological stories in Hinduism.” She goes on to say that, “having left a ritual-driven community in India, my move to the U.S. precipitated an enormous cultural shift. It was this cultural paralysis that motivated me to use my one medium of worship–the camera–to study, construct and deconstruct the mythologies of my land.”

October 6, 2016 – November 27, 2016
The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890

Opening reception:
Thursday, October 6, 2016

For more information

Browse all of Manjari Sharma’s work at ClampArt

Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director