Graced by the honesty, vulnerability, strength, experience, and kindness of @elrafaesparza tonight. One of my favorite parts of my job is organizing talks. Thank you to Rafa and everyone who came and contributed your precious time and energy, simultaneously supporting the community and place that allows this to be a part of my life.
There’s something about the sound of a fan... This week I wrote about this installation and the incredible work of artist Senga Nengudi for Artnet. Her latest show, Head Back and High is now on view at Art + Practice. Stay cool, Los Angeles! . . . . #senganengudi #headbackandhigh #artandpractice #leimertpark #losangeles #studioz #blackartists #sculpture #performanceart
Los Angeles-based artist Rafa Esparza, whose rigorous practice often involves performance and sculpture as a way to explore identity, migration and colonization, will participate in an artist talk at Art + Practice. He will consider artist Senga Nengudi’s practice as a theme for further describing and understanding the choice of materials that he often incorporates in his works of art. Furthermore, Esparza will discuss his use of Brown matter, examining his performance works and recent paintings. . Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm . 4334 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles . Admission is always FREE and open to all. . Image: Rafa Esparza. 2018. Photo by Heidi Slimane. . @elrafaesparza #headbackandhigh
Senga Nengudi emerged in the 1970s as one of the most inventive artists bringing together abstract sculpture and performance art. Today she continues to use pantyhose, air conditioning parts, and other salvaged materials to construct poetic environments that meditate on the resilience and vulnerability of the human body and the forces that shape our experiences of the world. ‘Head Back and High: Senga Nengudi: Performance Objects (1976-2017)’, co-organized by the BMA and Art +Practice, opened in LA today!!! @artandpractice @baltimoremuseumofart
Seng’s Nengudi at Art + Practice