New Horizons
Native American Art Magazine|December - January 2021
A new Native American-owned art gallery is set to open near the end of the year in Buffalo, New York, in the middle of the Allentown historic district.

BUFFALO, NY

Founded, owned, and operated by Dave Kimelberg (Seneca Nation of Indians (Bear Clan)), K Art is the first and only Native-owned art gallery of its kind in the United States to solely showcase the artwork of national-level, contemporary Native American artists.

“K Art is intended to help raise the profile of contemporary Native artists in the commercial art market and bring more focus on their work to art collectors and the market generally. The hope is to serve as a catalyst in increasing exposure to their narratives, their stories, and their communities, all from a contemporary perspective,” says Kimelberg.

In celebration of the gallery’s grand opening, an inaugural exhibition will be held from December 11 through March 5, 2021. The show features the works of such artists as Jeffrey Gibson, Meryl McMaster, Lewis DeSoto, Luzerne Hill, Jay Carrier, Duane Slick, Brad Kahlhamer, and Peter Jemison. “More broadly, our aim is to raise awareness of Indian Country in current society by viewing it through the lens of the work of contemporary Native artists. Ultimately, by helping to create more understanding and exposure of this work, the contemporary Native art genre as a whole will benefit and develop further,” says Kimelberg.

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