Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Installed 2016, the first work in the garden
by a Virginia artist.
MUSEUM QUALITY BRONZE SCULPTURES
Produced through the Lost Wax Casting Process
Featured in museum, corporate and private collections, Rubin Peacock’s bronze sculptures are unique creations cast in his own foundry and hand-finished by him. These works emerge from a timeless appreciation of form, unity, tension and mysticism. They stand solidly, unshakable in their concentration of energy and purity of craftsmanship. Emerging from centuries of sculptural tradition in bronze, they are totems very much of today. They pry into the idioms of our time, yet retain the influence and sincerity of their European past. These sculptures merge the architectonic rigidity of geometrical shapes with an organic strength and flowing force of nature.
Did you know the average museum-goer spends only 7 seconds with a work of art? Join Jennie Dotts in doing the opposite on Sunday, Aug 13th, 1pm for "Slow Art"-- extended conversation, analysis and enjoyment of Rubin Peacock's "Untitled Totem" in the Sculpture Garden...read more
Many who enjoy art have a habit of categorizing by style: Is the work realistic, abstract, figurative, and so on. However, some artists, like Rubin, have personal styles that combine or defy categories. Take, for instance, the highly individualized style of his...read more
Strapped Bronzes In this series of strapped bronzes--some with combinations of carved stone--the artist modifies the traditional use of bronze while suggesting an uncharacteristic, possibly ritualistic, relationship between these two natural elements. The underlying...read more