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Voices: Senga Nengundi

Senga Nengundi.

Thursday, October 09, 1997–Friday, October 10, 1997
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Senga Nengundi (born 1943) is interested in the visual arts, dance, body mechanics, and matters of the spirit. She has always used a variety of natural (sand, dirt, rocks, seed pods) and unconventional (panty hose, found objects, masking tape) materials to fashion her works, utilizing these materials as a jazz musician utilizes notes and sounds to improvise a composition. The thrust of her art is to share common experiences in abstractions that hit the senses and center, often welcoming the viewer to become a participant. 

She has held solo exhibitions at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City; Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York; Woods Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; as well as numerous group shows. Nengundi received a BA and an MA in sculpture from California State University, Los Angeles.