SUMMIT — As part of the Cut, Weld, and Build: Process in Works by Chakaia Booker exhibition that opened October 1, four sculptures by noted contemporary artist and New Jersey native Chakaia Booker will remain on view in the Art Center’s outdoor Sculpture Park through July 2011. The park is open to the public free of charge at all times. The exhibition in the Main Gallery will run through Dec. 3.
Since the early 1990s, New Jersey-born artist Chakaia Booker has emerged as one of the most notable American artists of her generation. She is especially celebrated for her largely, monumental scale sculptures made of an unconventional artistic material: rubber tires. Booker earned an undergraduate degree in sociology from Rutgers University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from City College of New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Akron Art Museum, the Marlborough Gallery, and her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio school and a thriving exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year.
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