• Installation view, Lévy Gorvy, Booth JAM01 at Frieze New York, 2019. Photo: Andreas Vesterlund.

  • Installation view, Lévy Gorvy, Booth JAM01 at Frieze New York, 2019.

    Installation view, Lévy Gorvy, Booth JAM01 at Frieze New York, 2019. Photo: Andreas Vesterlund.

  • Installation view, Lévy Gorvy, Booth JAM01 at Frieze New York, 2019. Photo: Andreas Vesterlund.

Frieze New York

New York
May 2 - 5, 2019

Booth JAM 01

Randall's Island, New York

Frieze New York

New and historical works by Senga Nengudi will be the focus of a solo artist booth at Frieze New York, organized and curated in collaboration with Thomas Erben Gallery and Sprüth Magers. The booth will honor the legendary Just Above Midtown (JAM) gallery, which Linda Goode Bryant opened in 1974. JAM proved itself an early incubator for contemporary African American artists, who were at that time drastically underrepresented in the New York art world. The gallery hosted Nengudi’s first solo exhibition in 1977, incorporating her into a program that included such pathbreaking artists as David Hammons, Lorna Simpson, and Maren Hassinger, among many others.

Lévy Gorvy’s Frieze New York booth will present a selection of work from Nengudi's A.C.Q. (III) (2016–17) series that she completed for the 2017 Venice Biennale, as well as debuting a new work by the artist. In Close (2019) combines her signature nylon mesh pantyhose with a solid wood support and other flexible materials, advancing the artist’s inventive approach to bodily representation and further developing her exploration of the symbolic potential inherent to common materials.

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Selected Works

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  • Senga Nengudi, sculpture A.C.Q. III. 2016-17.

    Senga Nengudi.
    A.C.Q. III,
    2016–17.
    Refrigerator parts, nylon pantyhose,
    132 x 96 inches (335.3 x 243.8 cm).
    © 2019 Senga Nengudi.

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  • Photograph from Senga Nengudi, "Studio Performance with R.S.V.P.," 1976.

    Senga Nengudi.
    Studio performance with R.S.V.P.,
    1976.
    Silver gelatin print,
    30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm).
    © 2019 Senga Nengudi.

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  • Senga Nengudi, Sculpture, "In Close," 2019.

    Senga Nengudi.
    In Close,
    2019.
    Wooden box, nylon mesh, and sand,
    16 x 3 1/2 x 4 inches (10.6 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm).
    © 2019 Senga Nengudi.

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Selected Press

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May 1, 2019

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Artsy | This Dealer Fought for African-American Artists for Decades—Now the Market Is Paying Attention

May 1, 2019

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Artnet | How One Contrarian Art Dealer Created Space for Black Artists Decades Before the White Art World Cared at All

May 1, 2019

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Surface Magazine | Frieze New York 2019: What to Watch For

April 26, 2019

"Franklin Sirmans tribute to Just Above Midtown and Linda Goode Bryant’s brilliant vision and initiative …

Financial Times | Film-maker Linda Goode Bryant: ‘I want to be disoriented’

April 26, 2019

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ArtNews | Franklin Sirmans to Curate Special Frieze New York Section Dedicated to Pioneering New York Gallery Just Above Midtown

April 18, 2019

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