One of the most significant sculptors of our age, Grossman Visiting Artist Chakaia Booker has employed discarded tires as her primary medium since the early 1990s. Through slicing, twisting, and weaving tire fragments, Booker creates sculptures of great energy and complexity. These works embody Booker’s creative vitality and provide powerful commentaries on issues of identity, class, gender, recycling, and ecology.

An exhibition of her work is at the Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Building through April 24.

Lecture: 4:10 pm, Tuesday March 30, 2010. A reception will follow in Room 108 of the Williams Arts Center from 5-6 pm.