Nancy Rubins, whose monumental sculptures are prominently on outdoor display at MOCA Los Angeles and MOCA San Diego, now takes over the inside one of Southern California’s finest galleries – Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The artist has built two spectacular sculptures in the recently unveiled addition to the gallery. They were built on-site and are made of a variety of aluminum boats, including canoes, rowboats, and jon boats.

Rubins makes two powerful assemblages that, taken as a whole, are much more powerful than each of their previously used and discarded parts. Provided new life by the artist, they burst with energy and the scale of each piece immerses your senses. Make a visit to the gallery and see for yourself before the exhibition closes on Sept. 3.

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Photographs and article by Khoi Nguyen