The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery are pleased to present Bits & Pieces, which will be on display virtually from February 18 through April 30, 2021.
Bits & Pieces presents layered ideas, lamination of contrasting styles, and paintings within paintings. Guests can enjoy a 360-degree interactive tour of the exhibition online.
Bits & Pieces analyzes the practice of collage –as both technique and conceptual framework- in the unexpected context of a virtual space. With a focus on artists who utilize cropped and fragmented imagery in their artistic production, this collaborative project disassembles and recombines existing works of art to create a new conversation about authorship, representation and subjectivity.
At once familiar and experimental, a collage is embedded with an implied transitional history. Whether pieced together by a young child in art class or inspired by the gritty socio-political provocations of Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Combines,’ a collage is a tactile object that one might handle and hold; an ephemeral collection of cut-outs and found elements visually stitched together over a passage of time. From frayed fibers along a torn paper’s edge, to the deliberate overlapping of seemingly disparate imagery and symbols, the medium and methodology of collage is inherently associated with the body and haptic experience regardless of its mode of delivery.
Bits & Pieces highlights the work of artists Jason Aponte, Diego Gutierrez, Jefreid Lotti, Jackie Tileston, Jonathan Ryan Harvey, and Third Space solo artist, Twyla Gettert. This virtual exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with South Florida-based art and technology organization, Interactive Initiative.
In celebration of 'Bits & Pieces,' The Frank is hosting free virtual art workshops, lectures, tutorials and storybook readings. Please visit The Frank's virtual classroom here to access this free art education content!
Funding for this organization is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Culture Builds Florida, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.