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"Chakaia Booker: Thirty Monumental and Small-Scale WORKS"
2005-05-12 until 2005-11-14
Storm King Art Center
USA United States of America
Chakaia Booker at the Storm King Art Center, a special exhibition of some thirty works by Ms. Booker, opens at Storm King on May 12, 2004. The exhibition includes both monumental and small-scale pieces, installed on the Storm King grounds and in the museum building. Among the work will be a new sculpture, to be shown at Storm King for the first time. Other pieces date from 1998 through 2003.
Chakaia Booker creates sculptures out of discarded truck, car, and
BOOKER bicycle tires. Formally inventive, rhythmic, and imbued with enormous presence, the works are at once lyrical and powerful. In addition to their scale, the light-absorbing quality of the rich black sculptures makes them ideal for display in the outdoors.
Ms. Booker was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1953, and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. She received her BA at Rutgers University and her MFA from City College of the City University of New York. Her work is included in the collections of the Bronx Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Newark Museum, and The Studio Museum of Harlem, among others, and has been featured in museums, galleries, and sculpture gardens across the country, as well as in the Netherlands and Japan.
STORM KING Storm King Art Center, one of the most distinguished and best-
ART CENTER loved sculpture parks in the world, is located approximately one
hour north of the George Washington Bridge. Storm King’s permanent collection of sculpture, dating from 1945 to the present and including works by many of the twentieth century’s most influential artists, is meticulously integrated into a pristine, 500-acre landscape of superb vistas with rolling hills, fields, and woodlands. The permanent collection, which includes several specially commissioned site-specific works, is regularly complemented by both temporary installations outdoors and exhibitions in the museum building. Storm King is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.