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Two Solo Shows: Violet Baxter and Charles Marburg

Jeffrey Leder Gallery
2137 45th Road, 3rd Floor, 212-924-8944
Long Island City
February 19 - March 11, 2012
Reception: Sunday, February 19, 4 - 7 PM
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The Jeffrey Leder Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows: Violet Baxter and Charles Marburg, on view at 2137 45th Rd, Long Island City, from February 19th through March 11th, 2012. The top floor will show an overview of Violet Baxter’s work from the 1980s until now. Her work is informed by the urban landscape surrounding her studio, using color to render light and movement. On the parlor floor, Charles Marburg’s most recent series of small paintings express reflections on shape, color and spatial relationships. His abstract works convey an unconscious dialogue through image, color, shape and medium that connects the viewer, the artist and the subject matter.

Violet Baxter: An Overview will comprise over two dozen works featuring two main periods of her career: From 1982 until 2002, Baxter overlooked New York City’s Union Square and recorded the view from her studio window. Her paintings evolve from drawings using “color to define space, hues to describe light, depth and form”. The show highlights night views of the Union Square environs, where she represents night by light. Various color combinations render nocturnal light effects. The paintings also portray transience and permanence, the city’s flux, through “bits of color that disappear and re-emerge into new configurations”. In 2002, she moved her studio to Long Island City, There, she continues to work from what she sees, and the ever changing light of a wide sky provide venues to explore her interests with light and color. Baxter graduated from The Cooper Union in 1960 and has exhibited in solo shows nationwide. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections. She has been an honorary member of The National Arts Club.

Charles Marburg will display an encompassing series of recent small paintings. The colorful abstract works are dictated by the approach he chooses to explore shape and spatial relationships. He assembles patterns and colors to visualize an unconscious dialogue. His goal in this is to “be more sensitive to my creative process, and hopefully better able to question my own underlying assumptions about subject matter.” No piece is finished until it possesses hint of the sublime that connects the viewer, the artist and the subject matter. This is Marburg’s second solo show at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery. Charles Marburg received his B.A. from Georgetown University in D.C., and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Charles Marburg has been previously exhibited venues such as the DUMBO Under the Bridge Festival, NY, The Kunsthallan, Denmark, the Blue Mountain Gallery, NY and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD.

Jeffrey Leder Gallery is located minutes from Manhattan, in the heart of the world-class creative community of Long Island City. The gallery was conceived to realize Jeffrey Leder’s aesthetic approach and commitment to building a creative space for artists, collectors, collaborators, and the general public to interact with important and engaging artwork. Leder has converted two floors of an historic brownstone into an intimate, upscale space. The gallery presents a wide range of important art by established and emerging American and international artists.

For more information, please visit Jeffrey Leder Gallery online at or contact Jeffrey Leder directly at 917-767-1734 or [email protected] Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 – 7 pm, Tuesday – Friday by appointment.
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