Georgia Museum of Art presents Defiant Beauty. The Work of Chakaia Booker

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker, on view now through APRIL 30, 2013.

Chakaia Booker, One Way, 2008 Rubber tires and stainless steel 96 x 45 x 65 inches On loan courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, New York

Referred to as a “radial radical,” the African American contemporary artist Chakaia Booker used tires as her primary material in constructing these large-scale sculptures on loan from Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y. Spiky, dark, imposing and beautiful, these works interact with the museum’s peaceful, minimalist sculpture garden in new ways. Booker, who received her MFA from the City College of New York, has work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), among many others. She also designs clothing and accessories from rubber and creates headpieces from unconventional materials.

Curator Annelies Mondi, Deputy Director

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