R.S.V.P.I, by Senga Nengudi, courtesy of the aritst and MOMA.

R.S.V.P.I, by Senga Nengudi, courtesy of the aritst and MOMA.

We’re deeply embarrassed to admit that we had no idea that local artist and UCCS lecturer Senga Negundi-Fittz had (get ready): a recent retrospective of her performances at Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, and that it was written up in New York Times review, and that the Museum of Modern Art acquired one of her incredible “pantyhose pieces” (see above).

Congratlations to Senga! You can browse through images of her past exhibitions at Thomas Erben HERE (be sure to hover your mouse over the “information” link and note that there are often multiple pages of images for each exhibition).

We hope to have a longer feature on Negundi-Fittz and her work soon!

 

5 Responses to Wow: Senga Negundi-Fittz!

  1. Sean says:

    Senga is an art treasure. She’s in the history books and still very active and vibrant.

  2. kay johnson says:

    Yay Senga. David Turner had a show of her work at the FAC years ago. She is well known for her involvement locally with The Imagination Celebration, the Tutmose Academy, and she curated shows for the Hillside Community Center for years. She does audio work as well. Nice to see her get some props!

  3. Maude says:

    i’m sorry but i cannot consider pantyhose tacked to a wall as ‘art’

  4. Rui Haagen says:

    Never could figure out what to do with those old pantyhose anyway! Simply wonderful. My art students get an opportunity to begin to understand conceptual art. Thank you Senga!

  5. Sarah Milteer says:

    Love it! I have no problem with tights as art especially given the cool image above. Many thanks for introducing us to Senga!

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