by Jennifer Angus
Open Studio: June 19th – July 28th
Exhibition: July 31st – October 14th
plus extended evening hours on Thursday until 7pm
From June through October, 2017, MadArt presents Super Natural by artist Jennifer Angus, a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Working with real insect specimens (mostly farmed and reused), Angus transformed MadArt Studio into a floor-to-ceiling menagerie of kaleidoscopic patterns. What appear at first to be familiar wallpaper designs upon closer look reveal their unexpected composition. Super Natural is intended to be a temple to nature. Angus believes that a sacred space can be comforting, exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time and she has aimed to create an environment that inspires astonishment, contemplation, learning, and preservation.