Tell Me A Story
November 7 - February 8, 2015
In-Depth Look & Silent Auction
Sunday, February 8
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jennifer Angus is best known for her installations composed of thousands of insects pinned directly to walls in repeating patterns that reference both textiles and wallpaper. Her recent work explores the narrative through works in which insects are anthropomorphized. This exhibition is a kind of over the top Victorian fancy, filled with bell jars, cases and dioramas that will cause the viewer to reconsider their relationship with both insects and nature.
Join Jennifer Angus and the curatorial staff of Villa Terrace for a comprehensive look at Tell Me a Story on the final evening of the exhibition. Jennifer will guide visitors through her unique installation that uses insects in decorative and surprising ways, explaining her practice that incorporates art, design, and science.
Additionally, visitors can bid on silent auction items, featuring one-of-a-kind insect-inspired jewelry, created by members of Object, the jewelry and metal-smithing student organization at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Proceeds benefit the organization and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.