Join artist Nancy Rubins and Ann Goldstein, deputy director and Dittmer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as they discuss Our Fluid Metal Friend.
Throughout her career, Nancy Rubins has amassed found everyday objects—mobile trailers, canoes, airplane parts, and playground equipment—into monumental sculptures. Her enormous, powerful assemblages, secured together with thin steel trusses and tension cables, explode into space and appear to defy gravity. In her series Our Friend Fluid Metal, Rubins transforms children’s equipment from playgrounds, amusement parks, and coin-operated rides into dynamic, colorful sculptures that uncannily cantilever and bloom out of the ground.
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