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Asia Society Texas presents Tsherin Sherpa: "Spirits" opening reception

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Asia Society Texas presents the opening of "Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits," a mid-career retrospective of today’s most visible, well-known, and accomplished contemporary artist from the Himalayan region. Focusing on Sherpa’s "Spirits" series, the exhibition features 33 pieces, including painting, sculpture, installation, and fiber work that thoughtfully contemplate the power of transformation.

Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sherpa studied Tibetan Buddhist painting with his father from the age of 13. In his late 20s, he relocated to California, where he continued his traditional art practice before moving beyond its boundaries to establish his own artistic voice.

Tsherin Sherpa: "Spirits" tells the stories of loss, struggle, and empowerment. The exhibition traces the evolution of Sherpa's Spirits series as it stretches, bends, reconfigures, and repurposes elements from traditional Tibetan art, merging them with modern imagery.

Through these transformations, Sherpa contemplates the collisions of culture and identity that displaced people must negotiate. Dislocated from their homes - an experience familiar to the artist and communities all over the world - these figures move from grief and confusion to courage and self-assurance, to triumph and wisdom.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 7, 2024.

Asia Society Texas presents the opening of "Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits," a mid-career retrospective of today’s most visible, well-known, and accomplished contemporary artist from the Himalayan region. Focusing on Sherpa’s "Spirits" series, the exhibition features 33 pieces, including painting, sculpture, installation, and fiber work that thoughtfully contemplate the power of transformation.

Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sherpa studied Tibetan Buddhist painting with his father from the age of 13. In his late 20s, he relocated to California, where he continued his traditional art practice before moving beyond its boundaries to establish his own artistic voice.

Tsherin Sherpa: "Spirits" tells the stories of loss, struggle, and empowerment. The exhibition traces the evolution of Sherpa's Spirits series as it stretches, bends, reconfigures, and repurposes elements from traditional Tibetan art, merging them with modern imagery.

Through these transformations, Sherpa contemplates the collisions of culture and identity that displaced people must negotiate. Dislocated from their homes - an experience familiar to the artist and communities all over the world - these figures move from grief and confusion to courage and self-assurance, to triumph and wisdom.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 7, 2024.

WHEN

WHERE

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
https://asiasociety.org/texas/exhibitions/tsherin-sherpa-spirits

TICKET INFO

$5-$8; free for members.

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