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Taking Time: A solo exhibition by Chakaia Booker

Taking Time: A solo exhibition by Chakaia Booker
June 22 – October 19, 2024
Opening Reception Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4-7pm

Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday – Friday, Saturday 10am-3pm

The Current is pleased to announce the opening of Taking Time: A solo exhibition by Chakaia Booker. Internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Chakaia Booker is best known for pioneering the use of recycled rubber tires as a raw material for monumental sculptural works. A fixture of the New York City East Village art scene since the early 1980’s, Booker has exhibited across the US, in Europe, Africa, and Asia with works included in more than 40 museum and private collections.

Booker’s work has spanned decades with an intentionality of practice and purpose. She chooses discarded tires to create beauty from detritus, and elegance from industry in a way that both simply is, and yet has strong underpinnings of social and environmental justice. Her solo exhibition at The Current, both inside and out, highlights beauty and hardship, tradition and caretaking, and dives deep into Booker’s practice, highlighting a monumental outdoor sculpture, while inside The Current, her photographs, prints, and indoor sculptures fill the galleries. The work asks the viewers to take time to listen, lean in, contemplate, heal, work, create, and be.

Booker’s signature style stems from a modular approach to building an artwork through layering regardless of media or scale. Primarily a sculptor, Booker works with rubber, bronze, and ceramics alongside a dedicated practice in painting and printmaking. “At my core I am an inventor, looking for new forms and movements to express my ideas, methods to manipulate materials and processes, and ways to connect with an ever-changing audience.” – Chakaia Booker

Taking Time: A solo exhibition by Chakaia Booker is curated by Rachel Moore.

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