Monmouth Museum's NJ Emerging Artists Series presents: Vidhi Mehrotra

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Monmouth Museum's NJ Emerging Artists Series presents: Vidhi Mehrotra

April 27th, 2018 - May 27th, 2018
Monmouth Museum's Nilson Gallery
765 Newman Springs Rd., Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1, Museum Dr., Lincroft, NJ 07738
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Event Description

Vidhi Mehrotra's paintings are visual interpretations of music. As a child he was fortunate to be immersed in a culturally rich household. Sufi and Hindustani classical music echoed throughout the halls while colorful textiles adorned the walls. These intricate textures, colors, and sounds that wrapped his childhood have become an inextricable part of his soul and expressed in his paintings. A new painting begins with selecting a piece of music. Mehrotra is a visual conductor of music. He paints what he hears, associating colors with the sound and then letting the musical notes guide his hand to create soundscapes on canvas. There is no blueprint rather a sheer flow of rhythms and harmonies as he experiences the music. One brushstroke cues another, one color whispers to the next, all performing chaotically and yet result in harmony until the essence of the music has been captured on canvas. The finished paintings resemble a tapestry of color.

Opening Reception: April 27 6 - 8 pm.