08 Angus Cryptozoology

Open Studio with Artist Jennifer Angus

at 516 ARTS

Visit 516 ARTS for an open studio with guest artist Jennifer Angus in the final stages of her installation on the 25-foot high entrance wall of 516 ARTS for Cross Pollination. The public is invited to stop by to meet her, observe and ask questions about her remarkable process. Angus' work uses numerous insects arranged in patterns, anthropomorphizing insects in hopes of changing people's fear of them and promoting interest in the role they play in ecosystems. Her Stunning installation In the Midnight Garden was featured in the recent exhibition Wonder at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. She says, "Pattern can be just a visual stimulus, but it has the potential for so much more, to tell a story." The stories Angus tells in her pieces are of transformation-from the unknown to the known, from the off-putting to enchanting.

Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She recieved BFA fro the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work internationally including Austrailia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Spain. 

Image: Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden (detail), 2015, mixed media