Sand To Stone


featuring Lewis deSoto, Cara Romero and Gerald Clarke

29 Palms Art Gallery
April 27 - May 22, 2016

74055 Cottonwood Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Admission: FREE | Wednesday-Sunday 12 to 3 pm

Contemporary Native American Art Exhibition

The exhibition focuses on work by contemporary Native American artists from tribes associated with Joshua Tree National Park. Artworks presented address modern indigenous worldviews, while honoring traditions, dispelling stereotypes, and addressing cultural mythologies.

Featured Artists:

Lewis deSoto | Sound Installation
Lewis deSoto, an artist of Cahuilla ancestry, is internationally recognized for his photographs, installations, sculpture and public art that engage cosmological questions, notions of self, cultural mythologies, and native relationships to land. Influenced by anthropology, sociology, history, religion, literature, and music, he is most known for his culturally-specific and site-specific installations that transform spaces through light, audio and video. | more about Lewis

Cara Romero | Photography
Cara Romero is a dedicated photographer, cultural activist, wife and mother of Chemehuevi and German-Irish descent. She holds degrees in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Houston, Fine Art Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Photography Technology from Oklahoma State University. She is the former Executive Director of the Chemehuevi Cultural Center, served on the Chemehuevi Tribal Council, and is currently the Director of the Indigenous Knowledge Program at Santa Fe’s Bioneers – a nonprofit dedicated to social change. | more about Cara

Gerald Clarke | Video, Sculpture, Installation
Gerald Clarke Jr. is a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians. Clarke often employs traditional Native techniques in a conceptual format, but he works in a variety of media. A selection of his photographs are currently on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum in an exhibition entitled Changing the Tone: Contemporary Native American Photographers. Clarke lives on his family’s ranch on the reservation, has served on the Tribal Council as Vice-Chairman, and teaches Sculpture, Drawing and New Media at Idyllwild Arts Academy.| more about Gerald