Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Opening Tonight: Kit Kite, Regina Davidson and Jammie Williams at Gordon Jewish Community Center

Posted By on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM

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Tonight the Gordon Jewish Community Center opens a new exhibition by three local artists that features everything from installation work to painting and sculpture.

Kit Kite has a snappy name, which I suppose is a good thing to have when you're a photographer. But, seriously, Object X is an A/V installation that takes the artist's The X Housewife Portraits as its jumping off point. Kite's planning on a street-art component for the series that's scheduled for this fall, so I suppose tonight's show is also a teaser for the next one.

The X series first came to life as iPhone photos on Instagram that feature Kite in selfies that include meticulously arranged domestic ephemera — bowls, irons, foam wig heads, etc. I missed Kite's previous show at the GJCC, but I'm curious to see how the self-taught artist manages the challenges of assembling a compelling gallery installation in the real world.

Regina Davidson is a muralist whose work can be found in homes and businesses all over Middle Tennessee. This will be her first show at the GJCC.

Jammie Williams will round out the trio with his paintings and maybe even a few sculptures. Williams was formerly Alan LeQuire's chief assistant and his work is — not surprisingly — inspired by the human form, but expect a few landscapes in the mix.

The reception for the artists and the official opening of the exhibit is on July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the GJCC, 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Live music, complimentary food and wine will accompany the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the GJCC at 356-7170.

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