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Published on January 18, 2024
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art to Debut Tsherin Sherpa's "Different Worlds" ExhibitionSource: Google Street View

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is set to unveil "Tsherin Sherpa: Different Worlds," a showcase highlighting the works of Nepali-born artist Tsherin Sherpa, known for his spellbinding fusion of traditional Buddhist thangka painting with brazen contemporary flourishes. According to the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, the exhibit, curated by the Monterey Museum of Art, will run from January 20 through April 28, with an exclusive opening reception slated for January 27 from 5 to 7 p.m., where art aficionados can rub elbows with Sherpa himself.

After settling in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, Sherpa has continually impressed upon international crowds his art that weaves his Himalayan heritage with his footsteps into the global art scene. Different Worlds is supported by the generous contributions of Laura and John Gamble, and Adriana and Bill Hayward, per the exhibit organizers. The Sonoma News highlights the upcoming event that promises a glimpse into cultures converging upon a canvas, truly a sight to behold.

For those looking to delve deeper into Sherpa's creative process, the museum has arranged a screening of "Above and Below: The Art of Tsherin Sherpa" followed by a Q&A with the artist on February 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Linda Keaton, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art's executive director, expressed her admiration for Sherpa's work, declaring, "His work bridges continents and cultures." She adds, keen for the public to "enjoy this very special opportunity to experience the work of this globally renowned artist." Pre-registration for the exhibition reception is required and will remain open until January 26 at 5:00 p.m., as stated by the organizers.

Tsherin Sherpa's artistic journey includes remarkable displays at prestigious events such as the Venice Biennale and numerous biennales and triennales throughout Asia-Pacific territories. His contributions have not gone unnoticed – in 2023, he bagged the Asia Arts Gamer Changer Award from the Asia Society, as acknowledged by both the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art's webpage and Sonoma News