Matter & Light Fine Art is thrilled to announce its artistic collaboration with Company One Theater. This coming January, Matter & Light will transform into the set for Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Really, lauded by The New York Times as “stylishly contemplative…[and] unusually clearsighted about the ambiguities of its subject.”
On Friday, January 13, 2017 Matter & Light will open its new exhibition, also titled “Really,” exploring human representation in photography and painting and the question of how well art can capture the essence of a person.
Previews of the play will begin on Wednesday, January 25, with press nights on January 27-28.
Company One’s production of Really marks the first time a theatrical performance has been held in Matter & Light. With a 45-seat house, the gallery provides an intimate space for audiences to interact with the play. Audiences will begin the experience with a pre-show gathering Gallery Kayafas, then move downstairs to Matter & Light, where they will step inside the characters’ apartment and photography studio, surrounded by pictures.
“The question of what exactly art is good for – capturing reality? Evading it? Critiquing it? – is a profound and perennial one,” says Ian Marcus Corbin, Director of Matter & Light. “We’re delighted to be exploring this question with such a smart, principled group, whose members care so much about the role that art plays in the human story.”
“The South End is our home, and we’re beyond excited to partner with our neighbors at Matter & Light and Gallery Kayafas,” says C1 Artistic Director Shawn LaCount. “These partnerships provide a unique opportunity for us to blur the line between audience and stage, and bend the limits of what theatre can be.”
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