CAPTAIN WILLIAM E. JORDAN: HE PAINTS IN THE DARK
Institute 193 is pleased to announce He Paints in the Dark, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of works by Captain William E. Jordan, featuring a series of colored pencil and graphite drawings on paper made by the artist in the 1950s and 60s. The exhibition takes its title from headlines from the Savannah Morning News, the Charleston Constitution, and other publications heralding his work as a blind artist in his time.
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Founded in 2009, Institute 193 embraces the notion that groundbreaking contemporary art can and does emerge outside of large metropolitan centers. Institute 193 provides artists from Kentucky and the Southeastern United States—selected not by commercial viability, but by the quality and relevance of their work—with exhibition and publication opportunities. It also endeavors to help these artists gain broader media exposure and foster connections in art markets across the globe. Institute 193’s original gallery space is located in Lexington, Kentucky, a mid-sized city with a vibrant creative community. Nevertheless, Lexington lacks a museum or a center for contemporary art. Institute 193 fills this cultural void by hosting musical performances, film screenings, lectures, and other community-driven events in addition to visual art exhibitions.
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