Frist Art Museum / 919 Broadway February 10, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Claire Morgan

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now living in England, Claire Morgan uses organic and inorganic materials and taxidermy to create intricate sculptures, hanging installations, and works on paper that explore the impermanence, complexity, and fragility of life forms. Her interest in natural processes and the physicality of animals is seen through her works that capture both the elegance and beauty of life, but also the senselessness and shock of death. Emanating melancholy, Morgan’s works of life suspended in action portend a future of calamity and extinctions. This is her first solo exhibition in the United States. 

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in collaboration with Galerie Karsten Greve.

Image credit: Claire Morgan. If you go down to the woods today, 2014. Muntjac (taxidermy), butterflies, torn polythene, nylon, and lead, 118 x 118 x 98 1/2 in. Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz. © Claire Morgan