Art Professor Lewis deSoto to Speak at Napa Valley College

Thursday, February 04, 2016
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER -- According to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Director Lawrence Rinder, “DeSoto has explored a wide variety of media in his efforts to express the nuances of various social histories and worldwide cosmologies.” The majority of deSoto’s work has been in photography, sculpture and installation. The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art writes that “deSoto’s multimedia installations combine sound, light, video, space, and sculpture elements and are site-specific or oriented toward making a complete environment. His conceptual artwork utilizes automobiles, inflatables, electronics, photography, wood and metal construction.” DeSoto is based in Napa and New York City and has been a professor of photography at San Francisco State University since 1988.