“Underwater HOA” at Hibiscus Gallery
November 8, 2018 - January 13, 2019
a participatory art project by Xavier Cortada will be launched during the opening of the artist’s
solo exhibition premiering works he created in Antarctica in 2006-2007 at
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Exhibit runs from November 8, 2018 through January 13, 2018
“Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines and Underwater HOA” a solo exhibition by Xavier Cortada, premiering works created in Antartica in 2007.
- Artist meet and greet, Thursday, November 8, 2018 (7-10pm)
- Artist meet and greet with Consular Corps for naming of “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines” series, Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:30 -10:00 p.m.
- Pinecrest Day: Distribution of Underwater Markers and Artist Meet and Greet, Sunday, Dec 2, noon – 5:00 p.m.
- Underwater HOA Meeting, Artist Signing of Underwater Markers, and Artist meet and greet, Thursday, January 9, 2019, 7- 10:00 p.m.
Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “Antarctic Ice Paintings” using glacier ice, sea ice, and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica. “Global Coastlines,” a series of comprised of all of the artist’s Antarctic works on paper which had not yet been titled (and had never been shown) will be premiered and named at Pinecrest Gardens. One is titled “Antarctica,” another will be titled “Pinecrest.” The remaining sixty works will be titled for another 60 global communities threatened by sea level rise. The exhibition is part of a broader participatory art project aimed at engaging residents in a conversation about the future of their properties.