Work in Progress
February 10 – September 9, 2017
Jann Haworth presents her current, collaborative artwork Work in Progress at the BYU Museum of Art.
Work in Progress is a collage-style mural comprised of over 100 portraits of women. The large-scale work, created in 9 panels spanning nearly 40 feet in length, features portraits of over one hundred women throughout history who have made significant contributions to society and civilization. Women portrayed include Ruby Bridges, Queen Elizabeth, Marie Curie, Jane Austen, and dozens of others. The piece, which has been on display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, has drawn positive acclaim from visitors and press alike.
Several BYU professors, students, and volunteers contributed to the artwork, attending one of three workshops that Haworth and collage artist Liberty Blake supervised at the BYU Museum of Art, with the finished stencils later being incorporated them into the larger artwork. Two new panels created during the BYU workshops will be on display for the first time as part of Work in Progress at the BYU Museum of Art.
Artistic Director: Jann Haworth
Collage Artist: Liberty Blake
Photographer: Lynn Blodgett
Stencils: 120 volunteers
Work in Progress celebrates women throughout history who have made meaningful contributions in a variety of fields. This artwork encourages conversation about important issues, including a more gender-balanced world.
On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more. Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards and her team at Let it Ripple Film Studio, 50/50 Day is based on the model of their annual Character Day, which last year had over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states.
Learn more about 50/50 Day here: http://www.letitripple.org/films/50-50/5050-day/