When

Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where

Support

Support for this exhibition provided by the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation
The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis Family. The Arts Funds of The Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
Additional support for this exhibition was made possible in part by the John T. Scott Guild and the following members of the CAC’s President’s Council: Debbie Brockley & Jonathan Red

In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P., which evoke the elasticity and durability of the human body.

 
Made of everyday materials, such as pantyhose and sand, the works invite viewers to not only respond but to engage with them physically. Stretched and twisted, knotted and looped, the works occupy their space in the gallery much as a figure does—by projecting outward and reaching into the space of the viewer in unexpected ways. Improvisational Gestures includes works from the 1970s to the present, and is the first museum presentation to examine these sculptures together and in such depth. 
 
Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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