After Bernini: Charity, 2013

Ann Weber

Ann Weber
March 5 — 28, 2015

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Ann Weber. Weber has drawn praise for her ability to commute the everyday into the extraordinary, utilizing found cardboard to create poignant, sensuous, and often anthropomorphic forms.… read more

Installed: Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 2012

Ann Weber

June 7 — July 7, 2012

Not one to create and contemplate a formal maquette, Weber sets about by translating her ideas directly into form. To create her oversized sculptures, she first constructs a template of a particular shape she’s been pondering—shapes evident in this most recent body of work were inspired by experiences as diverse as a recent tour through Rome to an affinity for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed indoor parking lot in Racine, Wisconsin. Upon achieving a satisfactory form, the template becomes an armature around which Weber weaves long strips of found cardboard. A battery of staples anchors the cardboard in place while a coating of polyurethane provides additional protection and imparts the material with a rich sheen—a final transmogrification that underscores Weber’s ability to commute nothing into something. Pilfered from a number of different sources, the cardboard Weber uses constitutes a spectrum of browns, bleached whites, vibrant colors, and surfaces bespeckled by fractured text and advertisements. Such tattooed fragments hint at the material’s former life as containers that held wine, yogurt, office supplies, and various other consumer products and that once circulated through an expansive, if international, network of trade.… read more