Jennifer Angus, a ‘Visionary Artist,” Featured at MFA

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg will feature a talk by artist Jennifer Angus from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 12) at the downtown musuem.

Ms. Angus will discuss 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.


Jennifer Angus, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus (detail), 2019/via Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg  

“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,” according to the museum. “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.”

The talk by the artist is included with the price of admission to the museum, which is located at 255 Beach Drive NE. For more information go the to the museum’s web site.

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