This month, visual artist Kavi is on view at Presenteur at Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix. With works titled “Bite the Bullet” and “Warrior and the Gypsy,” Kavi explores gender dynamics, societal expectations versus individual identity and the impact of culture on personal style.
The Bombay-born, Los Angeles-raised visual artist’s newest series includes her signature photographic collaborations featuring Indian-American models, personal friends, colleagues and also figures encountered via social media. Her muses embody positivity, community and cultural awareness.
Additional works comprise mixed media and digital art, colored with watercolor, ink, acrylic and spray paints, with glass, paper collage and resin embellishments. Kavi’s modern-day ruminations on multicultural identity, at first, read as cryptic dreamscapes before layers of further meaning soon unfold.
Inspired by the eloquent and lively music of the 1960s and its efficacious voice for Cultural Revolution, as well as her own heritage, Kavi began her artistic career in 2003 as a Californian teenager. In 2017, she decided she was ready to share her creative vision and start telling her story. Today, she has developed a distinctive style involving a multi-layered approach which gives her the ability to encapsulate political phrases and poetry into each of her creative works. Kavi’s mixed-media art is unpredictable and possesses its own energy, her dedication and talent having allowed her to excel as an artist creating pieces that have generated great interest among collectors and gallerists alike.
In 2019, Kavi was exhibited at SCOPE Miami Beach, The Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong, Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair in Dallas, Bloomingdales in Orlando, Florida, and Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix.
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Through Dec. 31
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