by Asia Morris
Opening Friday alongside Ahn’s retrospective is the work of Ann Weber in the Lane Oceanview Gallery. Weber’s large-scale cardboard constructions in Moon Over San Pedro, made between 2015 and 2016 include Cloud, Green 2016 and Little Cloud, Blue 2016 (pictured) show the artist’s hand in refining found cardboard into woven art, using cut out strips and weaving to create rounded, colorful forms.
Ann Weber | Little Cloud, Blue, 2016 | Found cardboard, staples, polyurethane | 24 x 14 x 12 inches
Weber has been practicing sculpture since the 90s, studying ceramics with Viola Frey in the Bay Area, only to be drawn to manipulating more common materials such as cardboard and staples, which refer to her studies of art historical movements, such as Italy’s Arte Povera in the 60s and 70s where artists used unconventional materials and found objects in their work.
The sculptures in Moon Over San Pedro reference Southern California, as Weber finds inspiration from her current location, having moved her studio from the Bay Area to San Pedro after many years.
Moon Over San Pedro will run through February 4, 2018.