John Martin Featured | Institute 193 1(B) | NYC

Creative Growth is thrilled to be one of the first exhibition partners in a new collaborative art space in New York City’s East Village called Institute 193 1(B).
From Institute 193

On the heels of a major grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, we’re opening a collaborative project space called Institute 193 (1B) in New York City’s East Village on September 26, 2018. Located at 292 E. 3rd Street between Avenues C and D, 1B will introduce new and larger audiences to the work of Southern artists. The inaugural exhibition features the work of Eddie Owens Martin aka St. EOM, presented in collaboration with Columbus State University and the Pasaquan Preservation Society.

1B is a multi-year project space that will produce exhibitions in partnership with museums, universities, galleries, and non-profits whose programming features Southern artists. Phillip March Jones, Institute 193’s Curator-at-Large, will oversee the content and execution of those projects. Confirmed exhibition partners include: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, GA), Creative Growth Art Center (Oakland, CA), Good Weather (Little Rock, AR), Nixon (Mexico City), Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), and the University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, KY).

Since 2009, Institute 193 has hosted 54 exhibitions, produced 15 publications, released 3 records, and collaborated with hundreds of artists, musicians, and writers on projects that document the cultural production of the modern South. Operating from a 310-square-foot storefront in Lexington, Kentucky, Institute 193’s traveling exhibitions, books, concerts, records, and art fair projects have reached audiences across the globe. Taken together, these efforts illuminate a region that is diverse, steeped in talent, and constantly evolving, despite or perhaps because of its rich and complicated history.

For more information, please contact Phillip March Jones: [email protected]

Institute 193 (1B) is located at 292 E. 3rd Street, 1B, New York, NY 10009.

John Martin, Untitled (JMa 494), 2018, Ceramic, 15.25 x 4.75 x .5 inches