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 / past / 2006-2007 / JENNIFER ANGUS: AGENTS OF NATURE


Jennifer Angus: Agents of Nature
September 13 - November 11, 2006

Artist: Jennifer Angus (Madison, Wisconsin)

Curator: Vicky Chainey Gagnon

The exhibition is produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with a financial contribution from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Jennifer Angus creates large-scale installations featuring exotic petrified bugs camouflaged within a framework of beautiful designs.

Agents of Nature by Jennifer Angus is a site-specific installation which places the viewer in both a physical and a psychological maze. In this maze, Angus examines mankind’s relationship with nature and encourages the viewer to see the parallels between insect and human behaviour. The gallery space is divided into chambers, one within the other, creating three sets of environments for the viewer to explore. By walking through the installation’s outermost chamber, the viewer experiences the shock value of Angus’ work: the wall patterns are in fact exotic bugs. Moving into the crux of the artwork - toil wallpaper, Victorian furniture and curio items suggest an intimate setting where the viewer merges with a world full of bugs away from the ‘wild’ outdoors.

Canadian-born artist Jennifer Angus has exhibited and lectured in Canada and the United States in such recent venues as: The Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto) and the John Micheal Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI). Angus also has participated in an artist residency in Tokyo, Japan and has completed commissioned artwork for the: American Craft Museum (New York, NY), Hachioji City (Tokyo, Japan) as well as at the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok..