Mar 08, 2012, to Apr 27, 2014
Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker works almost exclusively with recycled tires that are cut, shaped and folded, then woven into dynamic, highly textured sculptures. Her large-scale expressive works fuse ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender. The installation comprised four sculptures, including a new work that Booker created specifically for the project.
Chakaia BookerSculptor Chakaia Booker fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic differences, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages.
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See For Yourself Cards
See for Yourself cards correspond to selected works from NMWA’s collection and special exhibitions. This pack of three highlights works that were on display in New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Chakaia Booker