Glen Baxter: Inexplicably Vermillion

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Glen Baxter: Inexplicably Vermillion

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Glen Baxter: Inexplicably Vermillion
to Sat 19 Feb 2022
Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Artworks

''I Take My Tofu Medium Rare!'' Warned the Stranger, 2020

Ink and crayon on paper
79 x 58 cm 31 1/8 x 22 7/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Uncle Frank Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Perspective, 2020

Ink & crayon on paper
78 x 59 cm 30 3/4 x 23 1/4 in
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''I'd Just Like to Remind You That We Were Supposed to Share That Last Mondrian, Dirk!'' Hissed Julian, 2021

Ink & Crayon on paper
78 x 59 cm 30 3/4 x 23 1/4 in
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I Seemed to Have Stumbled Upon a Clandestine Meeting of the East Dulwich Branch of the Lepidopterists Anonymous, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
79 x 58 cm 31 1/8 x 22 7/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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The Evidence Was Quite Clear Mrs Prenderghast Had Moved Back into the Neighbourhood, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
79 x 58 cm 31 1/8 x 22 7/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Despite the Sudden Drop in Temperature, We Pressed on With Our Picnic, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
79 x 58 cm 31 1/8 x 22 7/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Having a Reliable Bagel Delivery Service Did Make Life a Touch More Tolerable, 2020

Ink and crayon on paper
58 x 79 cm 22 7/8 x 31 1/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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I Awoke to Find Myself in What I believe is Referred to As ''The Worst Case Scenario'', 2020

Ink and crayon on paper
58 x 79 cm 22 7/8 x 31 1/8 in
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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The Weekly Visits to the 20th Century Masters Wing at the County Museum Were Not Without Moments of Stress,

© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Its True What They Say, You Never Forget Your First Drug Deal, 2020

Ink and crayon on paper
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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My First Task Was to Hide the Detonator in the Geraniums, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Now All They Needed to Do Was to Focus on Increasing Production and Commercial Distribution, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
© Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

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Sheriff Jones Had a Hunch the McGuire Boys Were Smuggling Tofu Over the Border but Had Yet to Figure Out Their Modus Operandi, 2021

Ink and crayon on paper
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British artist Glen Baxter is renowned for his unique style of social surrealism in which subjects from popular culture are combined with an absurdist message. In this exhibition of works on paper, Baxter explores a world in which art and language collide with baffling consequences, creating what he describes as the ‘frisson’ of replacing the familiar with the unexpected.

Originally a poet, Baxter first read his poetry in 1974 at St. Mark’s Church, New York, before developing his distinctive drawing style, which combines images and text in the format of a single cell graphic panel. Deriving material from varied sources such as pulp fiction, adventure stories, and objects or foodstuff with names that he found intriguing (tofu for example,) Baxter’s surreal scenarios form a playful critique of contemporary society and culture.

Baxter works with a number of recurring personas who contemplate life’s big questions in incongruous scenarios. The surreal humour of his captions arises from the use of tangents and non-sequiturs, or as he says, “drawing connections with things that shouldn’t really be there,” to create a dreamlike dislocation of image, text and meaning.

In this exhibition, Baxter weaves surprising narratives featuring arctic picnics, cowboys pondering modern art, and clandestine gatherings of lepidopterists.

The exhibition coincides with the recent publication of his new book, New Ways with Vegetables and Other Disasters, published by Uitgeverij De Harmonie, NL in October 2021.

Glen Baxter, Having a Reliable Bagel Delivery Service Did Make LIfe a Touch More Tolerable, 2020. Ink and crayon on paper 58 x 79 cm 22 7/8 x 31 1/8 in © Glen Baxter, courtesy of Flowers Gallery


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