The Gallery at Creative Pinellas
Xavier Cortada | 90N: North Pole Installations and Florida Is
June 29 — September 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 2018, 6 to 9 p.m.
Creative Pinellas is pleased to present “90N: North Pole Installations and Florida Is”, an exhibition of artwork by internationally-acclaimed artist Xavier Cortada. Open June 29 in the Gallery at Creative Pinellas (former Gulf Coast Museum of Art), this show is the first independent artist exhibition in the gallery in 10 years. Cortada is a Florida-based artist who has developed numerous art projects globally, including art installations at the North and South Poles to address environmental concerns at every point in between. His work is visually and experientially powerful, bringing over 400 pieces together in an interactive and immersive collection at the intersection of art and science.
Taking place on the 10th anniversary of Cortada’s expedition to the North Pole, “90N: North Pole Installations and Florida Is” will feature works from these two collections, as well as never-before exhibited Arctic ice paintings created during his 2008 North Pole expedition. The artwork exhibited in “90N: North Pole Installations and Florida Is” is rooted in science and oriented toward social engagement.
The exhibition opens to a reception with the artist on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment through September 2, 2018.
About the Artist
Xavier Cortada has been commissioned to create art for CERN, the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, Port Everglades, Florida’s Turpike, the Museum of Florida History, the Frost Science Museum and Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse. Locally, his work is in the permanent collection of the Frost Art Museum, PAMM and the NSU Art Museum of Ft. Lauderdale. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Geneva and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Taiwan and Holland. His studio is located in Pinecrest Gardens.
For more information about Xavier Cortada and his artwork visit www.cortada.com
About the Gallery at Creative Pinellas
Located in the former Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the Gallery at Creative Pinellas features art exhibitions, performances and other events that showcase work from local, regional and internationally acclaimed artists. This 10,000 square foot facility, situated in Pinellas County’s Pinewood Cultural Center, joins the Florida Botanical Gardens, Heritage Village and the Creative Pinellas Arts Business Incubator in providing visitors with a unique cultural experience.