August 24 - December 10, 2021
From the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design Gallery:
“Internationally renowned artist Matthew Ritchie is debuting an interdisciplinary exhibit at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design this fall.
Ritchie is a New York-based artist known for his paintings and installations that draw from the vocabularies of science, sociology, anthropology, mythology and the history of art. His artworks have been exhibited locally and internationally including at the Dallas Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and Barbican Centre in London.
Ritchie utilizes the technology of GANs, or generative adversarial networks. These machine-learning frameworks treat images as data to help him create unique, uncanny artworks that echo the current paradox of stasis and change in the world. Using his sketches for Shadow Garden (the forthcoming, commissioned public sculpture), botanical drawings and selected images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Drawings and Prints, Ritchie trained multiple GANs to produce the artworks on view. The exhibit features a three-channel video; paintings made by Ritchie and an oil-painting robot prototype; a window banner that filters and obscures light within the space; scale models of Shadow Garden; and a soundscape created with his longtime musical collaborator and UNT College of Music alumna Shara Nova.
Exhibition closes on December 10, 2021″
Reception: October 9, 2021 | 7–9 pm
1201 West Mulberry Street
Denton, 76201 TexasGet directions