Lexington’s Institute 193 at New York City event this weekend

“Untitled” (2008) by Beverly Baker. Color pencil and graphite on paper, 23 x 29 inches. Images courtesy of Institute 193.

 

“Deep in the Heart of the Brain” (2009) by Marvin Francis. Papier-mache and acrylic paint, 17.5 x 10 x 7 inches.

Institute 193 won’t just be an innovative art outpost on Limestone this weekend. The influential Lexington gallery will also be an exhibitor at the Outsider Art Fair in New York through Feb. 3.

At the fair in the Chelsea district, the Institute is presenting an exhibit called What is a (W)hole featuring works by Kentucky artists Marvin Francis, J.T. Dockery, Beverly Baker, Robert Morgan and a video Lexington artist collective Resonant Hole. It will also be presenting works by Alabama artist Lonnie Holley and New Jersey photographer Albert Moser.

The show, which opened Thursday, gained the notice of the New York Times, which wrote:

“At Institute 193, a nonprofit gallery and publisher from Lexington, Ky., notice should be taken of the pieced-together panoramic photographs of Albert Moser, the tumultuous ballpoint pen drawings of Beverly Baker, and much else.”

 In addition to the exhibition works, 193 will be selling limited edition prints by Holley and Lexington artists Robert Beatty and Louis Zoellar Bickett II.

The Outsider Art Fair opened in 1993 as a venue for outsider, self-taught and folk art.

“Untitled (Spud Crazy, Page 5)” 2011. By J.T. Dockery. India Ink on Bristol, 11 x 14 inches.

 

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