Since the early 1990s, Chakaia Booker has worked almost exclusively with recycled 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 existing sociopolitical power structures. The full-color catalogue features an essay by exhibition curator and Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook and an interview between the artist and Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The catalogue also includes a foreword by Kemper Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad, artist biography, and exhibition checklist.
Hardcover Publisher: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; First Edition edition (2008) ISBN-10: 189124616X ISBN-13: 978-1891246166 ASIN: B001N0ZRXG Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches