(In) Visibility Code-Switching
On View July 1 - July 29, 2022
Girls' Club Warehouse presents (In) Visibility Code Switching, a solo guest exhibit by Kandy G. Lopez. This exhibition features fiber art portraits that explore the many facets of code switching that people of color experience in America.
As an Afro-Caribbean visual artist, Lopez is eager to be challenged materialistically and metaphorically when representing marginalized individuals that inspire and move her. Her portraits/works are created out of the necessity to learn something new about her people and culture. Lopez is interested in developing a nostalgic dialogue between the artwork and the viewer. If she’s not learning from her materials and how it affects the message, it's not worth creating.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Girls' Club Warehouse
723 NE 2 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Gallery hours: Fridays, 1-5pm and by appointment. Call or email to schedule.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 6 - 8 pm
Join us for the opening at Girls' Club Warehouse. Parking is available on NE 2 Avenue and along Flagler Drive.
Artist-led Workshop: Saturday, July 16, 1 - 3 pm
Join artist Kandy G Lopez for a fiber workshop focusing on the experimentation of thread on plastic canvas as a base. Materials will be provided. Participants encouraged to bring in a variety of fibers (thread, yarn, string, fabrics, etc.).
Open to all ages. Please RSVP at the link below:
More information about the artist: www.kandyglopez.com.
About Kandy Lopez
Kandy G. Lopez was born in New Jersey and lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her BFA and BS from the University of South Florida, and her MFA with a concentration in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. She has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Daytona State College, and is now the Program Director of Art + Design and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Arts at the Halmos College of Art & Sciences at NOVA Southeastern University.