Chakaia Booker | SpeakEasy
July 11 - November 4, 2016
chakaia booker. The Nest, 2003. rubber tires, wood, and steel, 40.5" x 30.5" x 22"
Chakaia Booker’s abstract sculptures made from automobile tires address cultural, gender, and environmental issues through their physicality and suggestive forms. Booker challenges the mountainous excess of her chosen material by exploring forms that imply the metaphysical. Viewers are implicated in their role of simultaneously elevating and grounding the work through their physical encounters and associations with the imagery. Featuring Booker’s prints and sculptures, SpeakEasy refers to the obscured potential and surprising consequences of the artist’s manipulation of the materials.