Process Talk with installation artist Jennifer Angus
A neo-Victorian, a creator of unexpected experiences, and a visionary artist who twists the familiar into the unsettling, Jennifer Angus (b. 1961) challenges our perceptions and expectations by working in an unusual medium: dried, exotic insects. Her elaborate, site-specific installations are composed of large, brilliantly-colored insects pinned directly to walls in repeating patterns inspired by Victorian wallpaper and 19th-century book illustration – always to dramatic and startlingly beautiful effect.
Join artist Jennifer Angus for an intimate discussion on the evolution of her work, the development of the MFA exhibition, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories as well as the importance of insects to the environment and our own well being.
Included with Admission
Credit: Jennifer Angus, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus (detail), 2019, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.