London, Cork Street

Glen Baxter
Inexplicably Vermillion

14 January - 19 February 2022
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Overview

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.

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Glen Baxter It Was Born From a Desire to Collapse the Hierarchy Between the Making Process and the Final Work...
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Glen Baxter, It Was Born From a Desire to Collapse the Hierarchy Between the Making Process and the Final Work Explained Big Jed, 2021
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Glen Baxter 'I Would Like to Point Out that a Dining Utensil, Often Referred to as a Spoon, is Available...
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Glen Baxter, "I Would Like to Point Out that a Dining Utensil, Often Referred to as a Spoon, is Available Upon Request, Sir", 2021
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Glen Baxter I Seemed to Have Stumbled Upon a Clandestine Meeting of the East Dulwich Branch of the Lepidopterists Anonymous,...
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Glen Baxter, I Seemed to Have Stumbled Upon a Clandestine Meeting of the East Dulwich Branch of the Lepidopterists Anonymous, 2021
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Glen Baxter Despite the Sudden Drop in Temperature, We Pressed on With Our Picnic, 2021
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Glen Baxter, Despite the Sudden Drop in Temperature, We Pressed on With Our Picnic, 2021
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Glen Baxter Our Audacious Little Plan Had Only Been Partially Successful, 2020
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Glen Baxter, Our Audacious Little Plan Had Only Been Partially Successful, 2020
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Glen Baxter Life as a Vegan in Robin's Band of Merrie Men Was not Always Such a Bowl of Cherries...
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Glen Baxter, Life as a Vegan in Robin's Band of Merrie Men Was not Always Such a Bowl of Cherries , 2020
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Glen Baxter I Could See at a Glance That Oscar's Idea of a Wine Cellar Was Deficient in One or...
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Glen Baxter, I Could See at a Glance That Oscar's Idea of a Wine Cellar Was Deficient in One or Two Key Areas, Notably Those of Rack and Bottle, 2021
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Glen Baxter Uncle Frank Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Perspective, 2020
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Glen Baxter, Uncle Frank Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Perspective, 2020
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Glen Baxter 'I'd Just Like to Remind You That We Were Supposed to Share That Last Mondrian, Dirk!' Hissed Julian,...
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Glen Baxter, "I'd Just Like to Remind You That We Were Supposed to Share That Last Mondrian, Dirk!" Hissed Julian, 2021
£ 6,500
Glen Baxter 'Another Slim Volume of Modern English Poetry!' Shrieked Hugo, 2021
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Glen Baxter, "Another Slim Volume of Modern English Poetry!" Shrieked Hugo, 2021
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Glen Baxter Sheriff Jones Had a Hunch the McGuire Boys Were Smuggling Tofu Over the Border but Had Yet to...
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Glen Baxter, Sheriff Jones Had a Hunch the McGuire Boys Were Smuggling Tofu Over the Border but Had Yet to Figure Out Their Modus Operandi, 2021
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Glen Baxter 'It Says... We Are About to Become the Subjects of One of Baxter's Ghastly Drawings...', 2021
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Glen Baxter, "It Says... We Are About to Become the Subjects of One of Baxter's Ghastly Drawings...", 2021
£ 6,500
Glen Baxter 'Sometimes I Feel I'm Merely Anchored in a Dystopic Understanding of the Present' Explained Trevor, 2021
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Glen Baxter, "Sometimes I Feel I'm Merely Anchored in a Dystopic Understanding of the Present" Explained Trevor, 2021
£ 6,500
Glen Baxter I Had the Distinct Feeling That Celia Was Going Out of Her Way to Annoy Me, 2021
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Glen Baxter, I Had the Distinct Feeling That Celia Was Going Out of Her Way to Annoy Me, 2021
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Glen Baxter Now All They Needed to Do Was to Focus on Increasing Production and Commercial Distribution, 2021
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Glen Baxter, Now All They Needed to Do Was to Focus on Increasing Production and Commercial Distribution, 2021
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Glen Baxter The Weekly Visits to the 20th Century Masters Wing at the County Museum Were Not Without Moments of...
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Glen Baxter, The Weekly Visits to the 20th Century Masters Wing at the County Museum Were Not Without Moments of Stress, 2021
£ 6,500
Glen Baxter Uncle Arthur's Career as an Impressionist Painter Never Did Quite Take Off..., 2021
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Glen Baxter, Uncle Arthur's Career as an Impressionist Painter Never Did Quite Take Off..., 2021
£ 6,500

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