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Chakaia Booker: Auspicious Behavior

January 6 – February 17, 2021

“Chakaia Booker: Auspicious Behavior” is an exhibition of prints and sculptures by NYC based sculptor Chakaia Booker. The exhibition features 19 one-of-a-kind prints and four sculptures utilizing rubber from recycled tires. Linking her creative pathways of sculpture and printmaking is a physically engaged process involving a dynamic activation of materials. Booker slices, twists, cuts, presses, weaves, drills, layers, rivets and grinds through her process to create expressive, textured and layered works. The exhibition is witness to a creative process bridging the boundaries between sculpture and printmaking where a striking dialogue takes place. The exhibition was organized by the Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee. Prints were produced at Blackburn Workshop with master printer Justin Sanz, and UT students.

Works by Chakaia Booker

A sculpture made of car tires.

"Metered Thoughts"

Courtesy of the Artist
A print by Chakaia Booker .

"Untitled (CB.52.16)"

Courtesy of the Artist and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Installation view of prints in the Gallery.

Installation View

A print by with two large red rectangles.

"Untitled (CB.39.16)"

Courtesy of the Artist and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
An installation view of prints and sculpture in the Gallery.

Installation View

A black and yellow print.

"Untitled"

Courtesy of the Artist and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
An installation view of the Gallery.

Installation View

A print with black circular forms.

"Untitled"

Courtesy of the Artist and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Gallery entrance.

Gallery Entrance

A print in black and greys.

 

"Untitled"

Courtesy of the Artist and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop