On View

Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker

April 30, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

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.

In-House Curator

Annelies Mondi, Deputy Director


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art