Keyes Art will blend the work of highly acclaimed artists from Bhutan and the U.S., including Amy Zerner and Bill Claps, in a new, Asian-themed show, “All That Glitters."
This is the second show of the season at Keyes' Art's new gallery at 53 The Circle in East
Hampton, and will run from June 10-30. It is one of the first group exhibitions of Bhutanese contemporary art in the United States, with 25 paintings by artists Asha Kama, Pema “Tintin” Tshering, Phurba Namgay, and Gyempo Wangchuk. The exhibit presents a rare opportunity for insight into the Himalayan kingdom's flourishing art scene, along with the common themes in the works of Claps and Zerner.
Zerner, a resident of Springs, N.Y., will be exhibiting a selection of her lush, opulent tapestries and spiritual collages. The artist will also do a book signing at the gallery on Sunday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. with her author husband, Monte Farber, for their new Enchanted Tarot 25th Anniversary edition. Original tapestries created for their deck will be on display. Zerner has been the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her unique artistic vision, and she has sold her Art Couture at Bergdorf Goodman exclusively for 20 years.
Noted visual artist Bill Claps finds inspiration from many diverse sources, including Chinese landscape paintings and 18th Japanese printmaking. A resident of New York City, Claps has developed a unique gold foil technique for his vibrant, gilded prints. His paintings and drawings have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and institutions of the United States and Europe. He is also a filmmaker and writer.
Bhutan is a tiny Himalayan kingdom with a population of around 600,000, which has a storied artistic tradition.
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.