Press Highlights

VIDEO: Nancy Rubins Talks About Her Massive New Monochrome Sculpture in Austin
artnet News, 29 July 2015
Artist Nancy Rubins's latest sculpture, Monochrome for Austin (2015) is currently situated at Landmarks, the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin. Monochrome is a dazzling, large-scale assemblage made from 70 aluminum canoes and small boats. 

STREET ART: Outdoor Public Sculpture for the UT Campus
Erika Huddleston, aether magazine, 01 April 2015
Standing on the sidewalk in January below a crane and a cherrypicker, Nancy Rubins directed the installation of her sculpture, Monochrome for Austin, commissioned for the University of Texas (UT) Public Art Collection.

Intersection of Art and Engineering
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 03 March 2015
A fascinating large-scale sculpture was recently installed near the engineering complex, assembled from vintage aluminum canoes and small boats. A sight to behold, it clearly requires innovative structural support. This is where the skills and talents of engineer and UT Austin alumnus Jaime Garza (BSARE 2002) help carry out the artist’s vision. 

Nancy Rubins’ ‘Monochrome for Austin’ an elegant monument for UT
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman, 28 February 2015
A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus. Laced together with thick, twisted cable, the collection of boats — 70 in all — cantilevers dramatically over the sidewalk, listing as it perches on a concrete column. Called “Monochrome for Austin,” the sculpture by Nancy Rubins stands 50 feet tall and stretches about as wide. 

See 'Monochrome for Austin' on the UT Campus
Mike Lee, KUT, 25 February 2015
Since 2008, the folks at Landmarks have been commissioning and installing public art across the University of Texas campus. Piece by piece, they're turning the university into a self-guided outdoor museum space. 

Austin's Newest Piece Of Public Art Is A 50-Foot-Tall Sculpture Made Out Of Old Boats
Dan Solomon, Fast Company, 09 February 2015
Austin is a city of many charms, but its public art has always been somewhat limited: There's the famous "Hi How Are You" frog mural painted by Daniel Johnston on the side of what was once a record store (and is now a Thai restaurant that recently changed its name to "Thai How Are You," because Austin), and there've been colorfully painted guitar sculptures strewn about the city. 

UT Will Celebrate its Much-Anticipated New Gargantuan Nancy Rubins Commission
Christina Rees, Glasstire, 05 February 2015
Nancy Rubins, Californian sculptor of things fantastically giant, metal, and distressing (but great that way), will be on hand next month when University of Texas at Austin celebrates its newest campus public artwork, her Monochrome for Austin (2015). 

Watch the largest sculpture in University of Texas history come to life
Arden Ward, CultureMap Austin, 03 February 2015
The newest art installation on the University of Texas at Austin campus is ready to wow those who encounter its imposing structure. Located at 24th Street and Speedway, Nancy Rubins' three-story "Monochrome for Austin" is the largest piece in UT Landmarks history. 

Building Landmarks
Andrew Roush, Alcalde, 15 January 2015
It’s 4:30 p.m. on a lip-chappingly cold Wednesday during the intersession, and campus is dead. The normally bustling stretch of Speedway between 21st Street and Dean Keaton is deserted, so there’s no one to gawk at the jumbled pile of canoes, kayaks, and other small watercraft that is washed up in front of the Norman Hackerman Building on 24th Street.