• Sinking Feeling: Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright
  • Sinking Feeling: Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright
  • Sinking Feeling: Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright
  • Sinking Feeling: Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright

Sinking Feeling
Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright

02 March
29 April, 2023

Curated by: Heather Diack

Sinking Feeling
Eddie Arroyo, Claudio Nolasco, Jamilah Sabur, Erin Thurlow & Antonia Wright

Curated by: Heather Diack

In sync with rising sea-levels artists have become increasingly attuned to the sinking feeling of catastrophe. Designated within North America as “Ground Zero” for the impending peril it faces from warming waters and flooding, water surrounding the metropolis of Miami is projected to surge two feet in less than forty years. This exhibition includes work by five artists who tap into this ominous pulse, which, in a cynical twist, coincides with Miami’s designation as the most unaffordable city in the United States. This gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, popularly dubbed the “Magic City,” is a touristic destination pitched as an ever-expanding tropical paradise, even as the drenching effects of global warming loom. The poetic and poignant artworks included here hone-in on the inseparability of the actualities of the climate crisis from everyday lived realities and formative histories. Parallels to the increasing vulnerabilities of other coastal cities, such as Vancouver, can be gleaned. Combining references to the transformational role water plays in our survival and potential demise, the works in Sinking Feeling are as much about immersion and reflection as creating a rising tide of interconnected awareness and environmental justice.

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