Current Exhibitions 

Jennifer Angus: Still Lives

Permanent Collection | Surreal Gallery
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Jennifer Angus first discovered the decorative potential of insects in the 1980s when she was studying bugs used in the fabrication of color dyes in northern Thailand. Angus created this installation of cicadas and beetles in the MOWA gallery dedicated to the surreal in Wisconsin. Angus's wall-pinned insects create an otherworldly atmosphere, while a table laden with bell jars presents whimsical kingdoms wherein dried beetles mimic everyday human activities.

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Jean Stamsta: The Big Picture

On view at Saint Johns on the Lake
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Jean Stamsta made wildly colorful and playful paintings and fiber sculptures. She was a pioneer in the fiber renaissance in the late 1970s and 1980s, however, fiber was only one of the many media she mastered. In the 1980s, Stamsta started using handmade paper, paint, and fiberglass to create her mythical creatures inspired by images on effigy mounds--more numerous in Wisconsin than anywhere else in the United States.

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