Hard Edge/Soft Edge with Leder & Marburg April 8th

Art and Light is elated to present the continued friendship and camaraderie of Jeffrey Leder and Charles Marburg in their joint show, Hard Edge/Soft Edge. Our own resident artist, Jeffrey Leder showcases a series of graphic drawings and introduces us to New York painter, Charles Marburg. Both will be here for the opening, April 7th and artist talk April 8th.

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Leder hails from New York himself and is a recent transplant to Greenville. He brings with him an urban aesthetic and a wealth of knowledge about the art scene, having owned a gallery himself. One of the first artists he enlisted was Marburg. Leder was drawn to the raw emotion and curious use of space, in Marburg’s work. Eventually Leder even invited Marburg to curate his own show. And now here in Greenville, when asked to curate a show for Art + Light, Jeffrey has again turned to his old friend, Charlie.

Both artists work in abstract forms and ambiguous spaces but beyond that they could be a study in opposites. Leder’s work is bold and concise. His sharp edges and flat colors allow the viewer’s eyes to play in this two dimensional space. Sometimes zipping along and then disappearing behind an unexpected corner. The compositions tip toe between dissonance and harmony.

Marburg’s paintings are gentler. There is a softness to not only the brushstrokes, but the environment as well. The audience is pulled in by the artist’s use of positive and negative space and kept there by hints of recognition. An almost understanding.

Seeing the works together gives us unique insight into both of their processes and artistic strategies. But also reflects how we each seek peace and truth.