Virtual Tour

Bits & Pieces

Co-curated by Samuel Lopez De Victoria, Director | Interactive Initiative

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery presents Bits & Pieces, an exhibition that explores layered ideas, lamination of contrasting styles, and paintings within paintings. On display from February 18 through April 30, 2021, Bits & Pieces reinterprets the practices of collage and assemblage –both in terms of 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. Featured artists include Jason Aponte, Diego Gutierrez, Jefreid Lotti, Jackie Tileston, Jonathan Ryan Harvey, and Third Space solo artist, Twyla Gettert.

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Biological Futurism

Co-curated by Samuel Lopez De Victoria, Director | Interactive Initiative

From November 5, 2020 through January 30, 2021,The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery hosted Biological Futurism, which invited guests to venture into an immersive world inspired by scientific illustration and the adaptive capabilities of nature. Evoking memories of curio cabinets within archetypal science museums, The Frank reinvented itself as a vast display case brimming with scientific specimens – all of which were imagined, transformed or extinct. Freed from the boundaries of the canvas, hyper-realistic biological organisms and delicate tendrils danced across gallery walls and escaped the constraints of gravity. Sculptural forms inspired by mesmerizing growth simulations stretched from floor to ceiling.
Challenging the divide between art and science, the featured artists expertly traversed topics of hybridization, environmental biology, and cellular interaction.
Biological Futurism highlights the work of artists Judith Berk King, Georgeta Fondos, Lisa Haque, Andy Lomas, Lisa McCutcheon and Gretchen Scharnagl.

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The Academy

From February 13 through August 8, 2020,The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery hosted the first ever major exhibition by the Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art at Florida International University's Department of Art +Art History.. This atelier with courses in drawing and painting is led by its founder, David Chang, a classically-trained artist, professor and chair of the department. At The Academy, pupils learn one-on-one with a master to perfect their drawing and painting. Since its inception, many of FIU’s most talented students and alumni have become a part of this unique and competitive experience at the university, establishing it as a leader of visual art in higher education. It remains the first of its kind at a public university in the nation.
Be sure to take the elevator upstairs to our mezzanine gallery, The Third Space, which features two exhibitions. View digital paintings by Elton Burgest, and In Between: a bi-level solo retrospective of works created by Yochi Yakir-Avin between 2015 and 2020.

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