Students on The University of Texas at Austin campus this fall semester experience a public art collection with an ever-growing list of recognitions and awards. artnet, a leading source for art news from around the world, featured GalleryLOG’s video about Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin to its millions of monthly readers. The video presents insights from Rubins interspersed with dynamic footage of the 50-foot tall sculpture.
The Austin Chronicle also recognized Rubins’ work in its annual Best of Austin awards. Critics named Rubins’ piece 2015’s Best New Public Sculpture. The CODAawards also acknowledged Monochrome for Austin as a Public Spaces merit winner. Both awards come on the heels of the piece’s summer win in the Austin Critics Table Awards.
In addition, GalleryLOG’s behind-the-scenes video for Casey Reas’ A Mathematical Theory of Communication is the 2015 CODAvideo Awards winner in the Concept Category. Winners were officially announced today when the video was shown to the 35,000+ attendees at the Sculpture Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago.
Landmarks is fortunate to have not one but two pieces honored in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin list. James Turrell’s The Color Inside continues to delight the campus and Austin community nearly two years after its opening. Thousands of monthly visitors explore the Skyspace during the day while reservations fill up for the light sequence in the evening. With The Color Inside’s role as a meditative space for students, it’s appropriate that Best of Austin named the Skyspace as Austin’s Best Zen Inducing Art Installation.
Congratulations to Nancy Rubins, Casey Reas and James Turrell!