Terrible Beauty


Ok, so maybe the concept of arranging a bunch of insect bodies in patterns creeps us out a little bit, too. However, when I saw these pictures from a (2005?) installation at the Textile Museum of Canada I couldn’t help but be taken aback. There are over 15,000 insects included here, apparently from the artists personal collection. The artist herself has dubbed the installation ‘Terrible Beauty.’


Jennifer Angus interrogates the languages of pattern, colour and materials found in a range of world textiles. In A Terrible Beauty, the artist reworks these formal elements and delves into culturally- and historically-specific precedents. Hers is a delightful yet satirical approach to artmaking that reflects upon the warmth and comforts of home, travel, storytelling, and the human compulsion to form collections and to induce order where the potential for disorder is overwhelming. Sarah Quinton, Curator


Check out the gallery here. Meanwhile, Jennifer Angus’, the artist’s, homepage may also be of interest.


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Posted: September 28th, 2007
at 7:40am by black octagons

Categories: art,contemporary,fo' real?

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