Joint art exhibition showcasing works created by Niki Lopez and Khaulah Naima Nuruddin.
Opening reception: Saturday, 6-9 PM
As a Matter of FACT, is an exhibition that amplifies the creative expressions of two women who refuse to be confined by societal norms. Through their powerful works, these artists challenge the status quo, fostering a sense of community and understanding. Embark on a journey that transcends boundaries, delving into themes of social justice, Afrocentric spirituality, self-exploration, and the transformative power of art.
The Fact is that all individuals are relevant. The Fact is that groups of people are relevant. As a matter of Fact, women are at the center of paving fruitful paths for mankind to survive the atrocities of humanity in order to promote massive change for communal health and well-being. The artworks of Lopez and Nuruddin unveil the self, serving as a mirror, reflecting the diverse facets of the individual, and dismantling the limitations imposed by society. Through their bold use of various visual art media, the artists invite viewers to examine their own identities, encouraging them to embrace their unique stories and reclaim their relevance in a world that often dismisses their voices. With profound visual narratives, they ignite conversations, challenge perspectives, and inspire viewers to actively engage in the pursuit of equality and liberation for all marginalized communities, tapping into the sacred spaces within themselves and fostering a deeper connection with the world around them.
- 5/20 – Opening reception: Saturday, 6-9 PM
- 5/30 – The Circle: Virtual artist talk, Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 PM EST
- 6/10 – What t’s Elephant Workshop & Tea Party Closing, Saturday, 2-6 PM
The opening reception includes drumming by FeminAfrika.
Also, a cash bar & light bites.
Niki Lopez is an Afro-Latina, Lesbian interdisciplinary visual artist, curator, and social practitioner. Known for her vibrant color palette, avant-garde exhibitions, masks, and a collection of works dealing with trauma and healing through the arts inspiring the creation of the transformative arts movement “What’s Your Elephant®”. Lopez’s recent mixed-media reliefs incorporate masks and mask elements exemplifying components of her meditative journey towards Afrocentric spirituality, self-discovery, reflection, healing, restoration, and social justice.
Khaulah Naima Nuruddin is a multimedia artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who lives and works in South Florida. Nuruddin’s work explores the intersections of personal expression and social commentary by initiating public discussion of race, sexuality and the social transfer inherent to her work as a Black visual artist. Nuruddin earned her BFA from The University of South Florida and her MFA from Florida Atlantic University. She is an adjunct art instructor and serves as Curator and Exhibitions Manager for Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.
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About 1310 Gallery
The 1310 Gallery at the Artspace Sailboat Bend Lofts, is a live/work art community in downtown Fort Lauderdale built by Art Space (artspace.org). Artspace’s mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. This 37-unit loft space houses both visual and performing artists. Sailboat Bend Artists Community has been open since April 2008.
The artists come together with various local artists, nonprofits, and art groups to create art exhibits, film screenings, workshops, and more in their three-floor gallery space.