At Crystal Bridges, we’re committed to exploring the unfolding story of America. Through the 2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibition, the museum introduced 102 artists who live and work in communities all over the US. We’re continuing that effort in 2018 through new installations and the upcoming exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices 1950s to Today, organized by Crystal Bridges.
#ArtistatCB provides a window into the lives and studios of artists, who help us connect to the issues of our time in thought-provoking and inspiring ways.
Resides in: Topanga Canyon, California
Artwork at Crystal Bridges:
Monochrome II, 2010-2018, 33 × 55 × 35 ft (10.06 × 16.77 × 10.67 m), stainless steel, stainless steel wire, and aluminum
About the Artist & Work:
Nancy Rubins is an American sculptor and installation artist. Rubins’s work primarily consists of found objects delicately bound into large-scale formations. Her sculptures include objects such as televisions, camping and construction trailers, hot water heaters, mattresses, airplane parts, rowboats, canoes, surfboards, and more.
Monochrome II is composed of recycled aluminum canoes and small boats, branching off a central column, creating an illusion that the canoes are frozen in time and space.
The work is on view now in our North Forest! Learn more about our trails and grounds here.