Professor deSoto to Participate in Debut Exhibition at Indigenous Art Gallery

Monday, September 21, 2020

ART FIX DAILY -- New York State’s second largest city will receive unique added depth and energy to its social, economic and cultural profile at the end of 2020 with the opening of K Art, 808 Main Street, Buffalo. K Art will be the first and only Native-owned art gallery of its kind in the United States to solely showcase the artwork of national-level Native contemporary artists. The vision of founder and owner Dave Kimelberg, a Seneca Nation of Indians (Bear Clan) member, attorney and accomplished entrepreneur, K Art will be a pioneer in the art community to enable important discussions on Native American underrepresentation, marginalization, stereotypes, history and contemporary culture. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition will open Friday, December 4.

Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla Nation): A multimedia artist using mediums including photography, sculpture and installations combining sound, light, video and space, DeSoto’s work explores the nuances of various social histories. Holding a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of California, Riverside, deSoto has exhibited across the world and is a professor of photography at San Francisco State University.