Navneeta Khemka Solo Exhibit:
SOUND OF MUSIC
ORIGINAL INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART
Apr 29- May 25, 2018
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, East Gallery, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association
RECEPTION Sunday, May 6, 1-4 pm
An artist has the ability to create & contribute unique art by adding colors, forms, textures to this already beautiful universe, making this world a more beautiful place. I feel blessed with the talent to be able to do so.
About the Artist
Navneeta is a Fashion Designer/Merchandiser and has a degree from FIT, New York in Merchandising and is a proud valedictorian. She is also a Radio Jockey on a popular FM frequency in Dallas catering to the South Asian Community. She has worked at several corporate design houses in India and in New York and she moved to Dallas in 2012. She lives in Flower Mound, TX.
She has been drawn to the field of art from a very young age. She would participate in performing arts (drama, dance, singing), creative writing and the creative process of designing. Her color sense has always been appreciated. Her fashion sketches and illustrations have won her several awards. Growing up she would observe the minutest of details of things around her and get fascinated by textures, people and their expressions. She would get attached to stories and events and that reflects in her art. She primarily paints in Acrylics and sometimes in Oils. She loves acrylics and the surprise factor that it brings along with it. The layers and textures one can achieve with acrylics makes the process mesmerizing to her. She also paints realistic but has majorly started gravitating to Indian contemporary and abstract art. This comes naturally to her. Also, she is very close to the Indian heritage and culture which she would love to bring forward in a way the American world could appreciate or relate to. She is no at ease when painting. She dreams for days, even having sleepless nights over an idea and her mind rests only after the piece is finished to her desired satisfaction. But that end feeling to her is divine.
She has won several awards in Irving and also in Denton and has become a full-time artist. She has also started a small company, her entrepreneurial venture through which she does mobile paint parties. She wants the world to paint with her. “It gives me immense pleasure seeing the happy faces after the completion of their master pieces. It is very gratifying.” she says.
She also works in a special art form from the 17th century India. The art form is called Tanjore, notable for the 22Karat Gold foil and semi-precious stones which involves several hours of intricate details and meticulous work. She incorporates the traditional art into modern contemporary.
Her solo exhibit ‘Sound of Music’ is an Indian Art Exhibit. She will have big and small pieces of art depicting music in different forms, colors and compositions. Music is everywhere and it is entirely one’s interpretation how you see or hear it. She is a storyteller and every piece has a story around it. Her love for music as a RJ is what manifests in her first Solo. She says ‘Come stop by to see my exhibit just for the experience of it and if you like it do leave a note for me.”