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Noted sculptor to discuss work, Oct. 12

Acclaimed sculptor Nancy Rubins will present a slide lecture on her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 219 at 185 Nassau St.

Rubins is known for her menacing, yet humorous, large-scale sculptural installations made of objects such as scrap airplane parts, hot water heaters, RV trailers, mattresses and cakes. She arranges them in precarious, dramatic works that challenge notions of trash, chaos and consumerism. She also has made black graphite drawings that are assembled into large unfurling installations.

Rubins' public commissions include "Worlds Apart" (1982), a conglomeration of steel, concrete and electrical appliances installed by the freeway near the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured in many solo and group shows at venues in Los Angeles and New York, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum.

The recipient of numerous honors, Rubins is a tenured professor at the University of California-Los Angeles. In 1981, she taught sculpture in Princeton's Visual Arts Program , which is sponsoring the talk.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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