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Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Nov 11 2022
Mar 05 2023
Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood

Matthew Ritchie. The Red and the Red, 2014. Oil and ink on canvas; 82 x 120 x 2 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery. Photo: Adam Reich

Nov 11, 2022–Mar 5, 2023 | Upper-Level Galleries

Renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie invites viewers to experience the richness and fragility of the world by connecting such fields as philosophy and mythology, epic poetry and science fiction, and history and physics. This exhibition’s interweaving of paradise and chaos offers a meditation on art’s capacity to help overcome our current social fragmentation—to be a connective tissue that is healing and beautiful.

A Garden in the Flood will feature dramatic paintings, architectural structures and elaborate diagrams, and a hallucinatory animation made through artificial intelligence. At its heart will be a new video work with a sound bed specially commissioned from renowned composer Hanna Benn in collaboration with the Grammy Award–winning Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Intellectually and physically engaging, Ritchie’s work is simultaneously rife with ideas and visually alluring—and now appropriately presented in Nashville, an expanding city where interdisciplinary collaborations are ever increasing.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum.

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Included in Museum Admission
Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors 65+ (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
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$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations

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