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Rubber: Twisted, Sliced, and Woven into Sculpture

Sculptor Chakaia Booker
Photo: Nelson Tejada
Sculptor Chakaia Booker

Black rubber tires salvaged from the side of the road, city dumps, and abandoned lots provide the raw material for Chakaia Booker's sculptures.By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Artists from Marcel Duchamp to Robert Rauschenberg have manipulated rubber tires in their art, but Booker is thought to be the first to twist, slice and weave them into monumental works. KCUR's Laura Spencer takes us inside a new exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art called RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker, June 6-August 17, 2008.

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