The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents the art of Eva Malhotra in a special exhibit from April 5 – May 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2-5 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library.
The exhibit includes 16 of Eva Malhotra’s works of art in a collection titled “What Color the Moon.”
Born in Mexico, Eva Malhotra studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California Institute of the Arts under mentor John Baldessari, Her work has evolved through various artistic forms where she intersects disciplines such as painting and sculpting. Malhotra experiments with a variety of techniques to create her art, including carving, scraping, and overlapping, and re-applying remnants of paint that has been carved and/or scraped off.
Using wood panels as her base, Malhotra covers the panels with twelve to fifteen layers of differently colored paints. Then she takes printmaking tools–cutters, carvers, gouges, and knives–and makes marks on the surface, creating an imaginative world of color and texture. Her work has been exhibited at various California locations as well as in New York and Mexico City.
More information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach can be found on the City’s Cultural Arts webpage.