Marita Dingus


Francine Seders Gallery

Marita Dingus, Shackles, Mixed media, installation view.

During a three-month stay with a friend who lived near Texas College in Tyler, Texas, Seattle artist Marita Dingus immersed herself in artifacts and texts about the African-American slave experience. Using the historic black college’s extensive research library, Dingus assembled sources and inspirations for her recent installation at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, When Spirits Were Moved (1998). lt constituted her most significant sculptural grouping to date… See the print version of Sculpture Magazine for the full review.

Buddha as an African Enslaved (detail), 1997-98. Mixed media, 10 x 65 ft.