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Chakaia Booker selected for the New York Avenue Sculpture Project 

Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Chakaia Booker has been selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC to display work along the section of New York Avenue outside the museum. This is the second iteration of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only contemporary public art space featuring exclusively the work of women artists. The installation, which will include work specifically made for the site, will be dedicated on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Located at the median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, N.W., the work will be on view through 2014.

Booker is an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose powerful pieces are created from discarded truck, car, and bicycle tires to comment on themes ranging from black identity to urban ecology. She draws upon Louise Nevelson's constructions of found objects, Romare Bearden's energetic collages, and Jacob Lawrence's manipulation of color and composition to form her own vigorous sculptures. Booker's work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, an expansive solo exhibition at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, both in 2004, as well as an important solo show at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2006.

Please see the website of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for more details. You can also read a feature on Booker’s upcoming installation in The Washington Post by clicking here.

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Summary: Chakaia Booker selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to display work along the section of New York Avenue outside the museum.