Friday, April 3, 2009

Jann Haworth

It is impossible to do anything concise concerning Jann Haworth. From the 60's to her 60's, she's been actively making art her whole life, and her simultaneous roles as artist, teacher, community builder, mother, hellraiser, and trickster make her quite the act to summarize. I had the unenviable task of taking all the great things she said over an hour interview and pairing them down to a 7 minute clip.

I sat down with Jann to talk about her current art, her background in the pop movement, and her relationship to Salt Lake City and Sundance, where she currently lives. Jann has only a tiny local market despite being one of the giants of 20th century art, but her status as a historical figure allows her to straddle the art world and work in Salt Lake while exhibiting in Paris and London. She has the advantages of a global artist but connects her passions with the community, helping to initiate local art projects like The SLC Pepper Mural and the 337 Project.

This is an excerpt from my senior thesis, Slingshot Out of the Valley

Check out more of Jann's Work on her website.

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