Thursday, February 25, 2010
Ann Weber's Amazing Cardboard Scupltures
Tomorrow night (February 26th) is the closing reception and your chance to talk with Ann about her cardboard sculptures. As Artist in Residence at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum's Kimball Education Gallery for this last month she has been working on a new set of sculptures, called the Wedding Party, all in white, which are made from used cheese cardboard boxes.
Weber draws on her experience as a potter from the 1970s to create these towering structures. She uses only a stapler, recycled cardboard and shellac to produce them and actually prefers the worn out sun stained pieces of cardboard over the newer fresher pieces. While some of the pieces are finished with fiberglass or even bronze, most of them are just cardboard and shellac. "I was drawn to the challenge of making beauty from something so common and ubiquitous as cardboard," said Weber. "I'm from the Midwest, where the saying is we can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."
This weekend is your last chance to see her before a new artist moves in for March.
Closing Reception | Friday, February 26th | 6-8:30 pm @ the Kimball Education Gallery