On June 19th, Modern West Fine Art will host, "Round Trip," an exhibition of artworks by the internationally renowned artist Jann Haworth.
Haworth is known for pioneering soft sculpture-part of an artistic process that relished in unconventional materials and sought to form new relationships with viewers. While not deliberately Feminist in intent, her technique and materials-that of sewing and quilting-affirm the often gendered associations that such ‘women’s work’ evokes. The undeniable ingenuity of her unique process affirms the difficulty of mastering these techniques, despite the gendered connotations used to discredit them.
Round Trip tells of a cross-national journey-across oceans and cultures. The artworks in this exhibition individually speak to three distinct places crucial to Haworth’s artistic practice: Hollywood, London and Utah. In each location, a transformation of sorts is detectable, making visible the enormous role of place in the artist’s creations.