Biological Futurism: At the Intersection of Art and Science
Dates Running: November 5 through December 26
The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition ‘Biological Futurism’ presents an immersive world inspired by scientific illustration and the adaptive capabilities of nature. Evoking memories of curio cabinets within archetypal science museums, The Frank reinvents itself as a vast display case brimming with scientific specimens – all of which are imagined, reconstructed, transformed, or extinct. Challenging the divide between art and science, the featured artists traverse topics of hybridization, environmental biology, and cellular interaction.
Freed from the boundaries of the canvas, hyper-realistic biological organisms dance across gallery walls and escape the constraints of gravity, time, and place. Feathers, shells, and delicate tendrils become collaged clues that are draped throughout the gallery space. Sculptural forms inspired by mesmerizing growth simulations evolve and stretch from floor to ceiling.
By incorporating animation and virtual reality technologies, this completely virtual exhibition takes place within the recognizable interior of The Frank, while offering portals to alternative environments informed by each artists’ style and theses.
‘Biological Futurism’ will debut on The Frank’s website on November 5, 2020. There is no admission fee or subscription required to view. Please visit the Frank’s website to learn more: www.thefrankgallery.org