Grasshoppers, Beetles and Walking Sticks Invade Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet!
A captivating installation takes place this spring at Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet. This exhibit will transport you back to the Victorian age, when the natural world possessed real magic and collectors were obsessed with acquiring rare and beautiful insect specimens to display under bell jars.
For the Esperson show, University of Wisconsin professor of design studies Jennifer Angus creates a unique take on bug mania, with insects literally taking over the walls and filling elaborate etymological dioramas. The exhibition incorporates “cicadas, grasshoppers, katydids, beetles, walking sticks, and moving leaves.”
“My plan is to show a little bit of all the things I do, from installation to printmaking to fanciful narrative-type dioramas. I would be inclined to call this show a broad survey of my work. I’ve created some brand new insect dioramas under bell jars. Far from a traditional museum diorama, the insects in my work live in otherworldly environments where anything is possible. The mysterious cicada ladies who are part cicada, part grasshopper and wear dresses made of beeswax rule these places. Look out for some new colorful praying mantis.”
“Jennifer Angus: Silver Wings and Golden Tails” at Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet, now through June 24, 2016.
Post and photos courtesy of PaperCity.