Solo Show : Glen Baxter

Exhibition

Drawing

Solo Show : Glen Baxter

In 9 days: November 24, 2018 → January 12, 2019

After leaving art school Glen Baxter was invited to read his prose poems at The Poetry Project in New York City. After years in the wilderness he suddenly found an audience who responded to his view of the world with praise and laughter. The audience, which included the writer Harry Matthews, Member of OULIPO found the evening hilarious…

Since then, the English artist strongly influenced by Surrealism and Dadaïsm, from which he took a certain taste for nonsense and irony, has been playing with incongruous associations and delicious discrepancies between text and image. His falsely naive universe inhabited by cowboys, scouts and policemen, dandies and old ladies still leaves us dumbfounded as the burlesque of each situation forces us to examine our own perceptions of the world around us.

For his third solo exhibition at Isabelle Gounod Gallery, Glen Baxter’s world1 will take place with a wall drawing surrounded by a selection of recent drawings exploring Glen Baxter’s favourite themes, modern art, literature, gastronomy, English traditions…

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Glen Baxter was born in 1944 in Leeds (UK).
His drawings have been regularly exhibited in New York, London, San Francisco, Munich, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and are now part of the prestigious collections of the Tate Gallery (London), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), New York Public Library (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), as well as several other museums and private collections around the world.
Glen Baxter also wrote several books and his drawings have been published in numerous periodicals like The New Yorker, The Independent on Sunday, Vanity Fair, Le Monde and Le Point.

1 G. Baxter, ed. Hoëbeke, preface by Tonino Benacquista, 2009.

  • Opening Saturday, November 24 4 PM → 9 PM

    Isabelle Gounod Gallery is pleased to invite you for the third solo exhibition of Glen Baxter. A wall drawing will be presented as well as a selection of recent drawings exploring Glen Baxter’s favourite themes, modern art, literature, gastronomy, English traditions…