Anne Olsen Daub — Recent Work at “The Loft” (Michael Stearns Studio) in San Pedro

Sunday, June 6, 2021

According to news reports, half of the adult residents of Los Angeles County are fully vaccinated, which means that L.A. County has roughly the same number of people fully vaccinated as meet that condition in the entire state of Ohio or New Jersey. There are other demographic and geographical disproportions that come to mind, too, as we consider that the combined populations of L.A. County and Riverside County are approximately equal to the total population of Ohio. For instance, the number of artists per 100,000 people in L.A. County is exponentially higher in L.A. County than Ohio.

The good news for artists about L.A.’s vaccination rate is that galleries are beginning to open up and present new shows. The Loft Studio in San Pedro held its “First Thursday” of the month open studio evening on Thursday, June 3, starting around 5 p.m. and going to 8 p.m.

In addition, I saw Michael Stearns recently at the Loft and he gave me an invitation to his first show since the pandemic broke out: Anne Olsen Daub’s “Recent Work.”

Here is her artistic statement, which Michael gave me permission to pass along in my blog:

“My modus operandi changes and is often based on random events and continuous agitation. Sometimes I start a painting or sculpture by jumping in spontaneously arranging shape, color and form until it spurs a direction or inspiration. Other times inspiration come more directly in the way of metaphors from fil, media, books life, etc. — that typically lead to a deeper meaning and understanding.

“My recent work in cardboard was inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins and evolved from there into The Land of Oz.

I wanted to create big, bold, colorful pieces.”

— Anne Olsen Daub

The reception for her show will be on SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 3 – 6 p.m.

The show will run from June 12 through July 17.


401 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 (562) 400-0544

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