In January, Oxford American Magazine asked critics and curators across the South to nominate artists for a feature on emerging Southern artists. Institute 193 was honored to be asked to participate, and thrilled to find that our nominee, Lina Tharsing, was featured in the number 5 spot in the magazine’s “100 New Superstars of Southern Art.”
From the magazine: “Lina Tharsing’s imagination is matched only by her technical skill. Her work is driven by a profound sense of curiosity and a fascination with science, technology, and the natural world. Museum dioramas and found photographs are a few of the many inspirations she renders into line, color, and form. Tharsing is primarily recognized as a painter, but her drawings, photographs, and collages are equally compelling.”
Institute 193 founder Phillip March Jones was also featured in the issue, nominated by the designer Alabama Chanin. Lexington artist Lennon Michalski was included in the list as well, nominated by Ann Tower Gallery.