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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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.
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