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Referred to as a "radial radical\," the African American con temporary artist Chakaia Booker used tires as her primary material in const ructing these large-scale sculptures on loan from Marlborough Gallery\, Che lsea\, N.Y. Spiky\, dark\, imposing and beautiful\, these works interact wi th the museum's peaceful\, minimalist sculpture garden in new ways. Booker\ , who received her MFA from the City College of New York\, has work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art\, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)\, among many others. She also designs clothing and accessories from rubber and creates h eadpieces from unconventional materials.

DTEND:20130430 DTSTAMP:20141023T114507 DTSTART:20120430 GEO:33.9447369;-83.3790812 LOCATION:Georgia Museum of Art\,90 Carlton Street University of Georgia \n Athens\, GA 30602-6719 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Defiant Beauty\, Chakaia Booker UID:220992 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR