Senga Nengudi

Senga Nengudi (b. 1943 in Chicago, IL; lives and works in Colorado Springs, CO) is best known for her nylon mesh wall pieces and installations, Senga Nengudi is regarded as a core member of the African-American avant-garde—with artists such as David Hammons and Maren Hassinger—as it was concentrated in Los Angeles during the 1970s and early ‘80s. Her pivotal series Répondez s’il vous plaît, originally exhibited at Just Above Midtown Gallery (1977), combining cut, knotted, twisted and stretched pantyhose with sand and various found materials into sculptures closely connected to the human body, its movements and psyche. Nengudi has been included in numerous exhibitions such as NowHere – Incandescent, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (1996); Out of Action: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, MOCA, Los Angeles (1998); 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, and Non Toccare la Donna Bianca, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (both 2004); WHACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution, MOCA, Los Angeles (2007); Under the Big Black Sun, MOCA, Los Angeles, and Dance/Draw, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (both 2011); and Now Dig This! The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and PS1/MoMA, New York (2012). Her most recent solo show was Lov U, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, NY (2012). Nengudi’s work is part of the collections of the Carnegie Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, MOCA Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum, the Hammer Museum, and MoMA. The artist lives and works in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Thu. Nov 14, 7:00 pm
Norris creates a live painting and dancers activate a new Nengudi sculpture in a pair of performances.