Tennessee Repertory Theatre Becomes
Nashville Repertory Theatre PHOTOGRAPH BY BRITANIE KNAPP
n September 17, 2014, Tennessee Repertory Theatre celebrated their 30th Anniversary and announced their new name, Nashville Repertory Theatre.
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“When Tennessee Rep was founded thirty years ago, calling it Tennessee Rep was the smart and right thing to do for that time and political situation and context. But we are now in a very different time, and we have evolved to be a very different company, one whose focus in the last decade has shifted to supporting and fostering local theatre artists and the Nashville theatre ecology.” Rene Copeland, Producing Artistic Director, explained.
For more information and to see their new look, visit www.nashvillerep.org. To see Nashville Arts Magazine’s coverage of the Nashville Rep’s 30th Anniversary season, please visit www.bit.ly/1saRleT.
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X Housewife Portraits K
Julia Martin Gallery • October 4 to October 31
it Kite and her two-year creative labor The X Housewife Portraits are set to overtake Julia Martin Gallery and the Wedgewood/Houston art district. Prior to this massive enterprise, Kite has shown various pieces of the series in video and print, but this is the first time the entire project is on view. Inside Julia Martin Gallery, Kit shows ten large-scaled self-portraits in which she is so totally immersed in inanimate domestic tools that she becomes the backdrop and the objects become the subject. These images document the artist’s personal process of displacement within the house, identity and memory within the home, and isolation. In front of the gallery, Kit has constructed a one-room, house-shaped installation where she presents a film entitled Object X. The black-and-white narrative explores themes in The X Housewife Portraits. Continuous running footage of seven thousand self-portraits taken by the artist in a beveled bathroom mirror will be projected on an exterior wall of the gallery in the film The X Reflects. These images document the project and expose the viewer to the tremendous amount of self-reflection Kite experienced during the creation of The X Housewife Portraits. Kite is placing most of the installations she created for staging her photographs throughout the Wedgewood/Houston area to serve as visual clues that lead viewers to the exhibit. According to gallery owner Julia Martin, “Kit Kite will take over Wedgewood/Houston. It will be a total event.”
Containing Preservation, Silver gelatin print, 48” x 32”
The X Housewife Portraits by Kit Kite opens with a reception on Saturday, October 4, at 6 p.m. during Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston at Julia Martin Gallery. For more information, visit www.thekitkite.com and www.juliamartingallery.com. To see Nashville Arts Magazine’s feature article on Kite (June 2014), visit www.bit.ly/Zn9UQk.
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