Thursday, July 17, 2008
Also seen at Marlborough Chelsea, "Midtown South", a sculpture using various types of tires, which are Chakaia Booker's signature material. The textures and draping of these, not to mention their smell, make for a very seductive experience. There is also a lot of energy and feeling of power in these coiled, cut and pinched shapes. Sad to say, I missed out on chances in recent years to see larger shows by this artist. By googling her, you can see wonderful images of large-scale works from a show at Storm King, which look phenomenal in a landscape setting, as well as lots of photos of work from solo shows at Marlborough in the past.