For over ten years Jennifer Angus has been creating installations composed of insects pinned directly to a wall in repeating patterns, which reference both textiles and wallpaper. When viewers enter an installations, they are greeted with something they think they know, that is, a patterned wallpaper which could be in anyone's home. However upon closer examination, one discovers that it is entirely made up of insects. Tension is created by the beauty one observes in the pattern, and the apprehension we feel toward insects.
She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Los Angeles’ Craft and Folk Museum, Textile Museum of Canada in Ontario, and North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Crafts and Design.
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