Monday, 1 February 2010

POP Jann Haworth Exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Some friends visited this exhibition at the weekend at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and said it was very interesting - if you're into textile art definitely worth a trip. The felting workshop on 6th Feb is full but the exhibition is on till April.

26 Oct 09 - 10 Apr 10



Hollywood-born artist Jann Haworth (b. 1942) is among the few women associated with the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Her sewn cloth soft sculptures refer to typically American Pop themes such as fast food, film stars, cheerleaders, cowboys and comics, as well as to her experiences of living in England during a period of cultural transformation.


Developed in partnership with the artist, this exhibition is the first UK solo show of Haworth’s work in a public gallery since 1972. In 1968 Haworth won a Grammy award for her work as co-designer of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. POP Jann Haworth contains behind the scenes photographic images of the making of the Sgt. Pepper album set as well as Old Lady I, the life-size sculpture that first appeared in 1967 as a Granny on the album’s photo montage cover.


The artist has restored several works expressly for the show, offering a rare opportunity to see Haworth’s early soft sculptures alongside more recent pieces including giant charm bracelets and corset canvases. Wolverhampton’s own still-life sculpture, Donuts, Coffee cups & Comics (1962) will be on display alongside other donut sets, for the first time since it was acquired for the Pop Art Collection in 2008.

3 comments:

Georgina said...

Haven't been to an exhibition in ages and after weeks of been snowbound it sounds like just the thing for me! Thanks for the info!

BizzieLizzie said...

I definitely will be visiting in the next few weeks. There's also an interesting exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in the centre of Birmingham which I'll blog about shortly which also sounded good. They are running some workshops for adults and children ....more details to follow or you can follow this link for more info - http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/354/we_they_we_they/

Kirsty E Smith said...

Hello Bizzie Lizzie. Thought you might like to see how the felting workshop went. Pop over to my blog to read about it.
The exhibition is certainly very inspirational.

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