• Chakaia Booker
    Sugar in my Bowl, 2003
    rubber tire and steel
    95 x 110 x 57 3/4 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York

    Chakaia Booker
    Sugar in my Bowl, 2003
    rubber tire and steel
    95 x 110 x 57 3/4 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York

RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker

Friday, June 6, 2008 to Sunday, August 17, 2008
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Since the early 1990s, Chakaia Booker has worked almost exclusively with rubber tires. Through a physically demanding process of twisting, slicing, and weaving found rubber tires (primarily from bikes, cars, and farm equipment), she forms dynamic, whimsical sculptures that fuse ecological concerns with questions about racial and economic differences, globalization, and sociopolitical power structures. Featuring twenty-four sculptures, this exhibition surveys the past eight years of production by one of today’s most prominent American artists.