Chakaia Booker to Speak at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas 

Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Chakaia Booker has been selected as a distinguished guest of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the Series hosts lectures by leaders in the fields of visual and performance arts, literature, and music. Booker will take part in a wide-ranging discussion on her work with René Paul Barilleaux, a curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. “Material Matters: A Conversation with Chakaia Booker and René Paul Barilleaux” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

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. Notable group exhibitions include shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC. Booker was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2005.

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Summary: Chakaia Booker will discuss her work as a part of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series