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Art June, 21 2010

“Chakaia Booker: In and Out” at DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum

On view through August 29, 2010, at DeCordova Scupture Park, Chakaia Booker: In and Out.

Widely regarded as one of the leading American contemporary sculptors, the exhibition stands as the largest and most comprehensive museum showings of the African-American artist’s work. Booker works with cut automobile tires. The material choice is meant to reference African textiles, and she uses this connection to evoke questions of black culture, identity, and environmentalism. Booker couches her work in the traditions of Western sculpture, yet sets herself apart through the manipulation of the rubber – which forms unique and memorable skins.

In and Out includes drawings and photographs complementing both small indoor sculpture and monumental outdoor works.

More examples of Chakaia Booker’s sculpture after the jump.

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