Charles McGill Artifacts From the Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club at Artists for Art Gallery
Artifacts From the Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club, works by Charles McGill opens Friday, February 1, 2013 at Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
McGill uses a specific found object within his work—the traditional golf bag—in comparison to the human figure. He finds the golf bag to be a very “political” object, thus having the potential to resonate with the viewer on many different levels. The artist states “I began using the golf bag as ‘found’ object/motif by exploring its relationship to the human figure, specifically the headless and limbless torso. I collaged race-sex-class-inspired imagery to the surface with meticulous care and attention to make a beautiful object. Recently the focus has shifted away from the surface to the bag’s intrinsic structure and hardware.” Featuring art from the last 13 years, it is a comprehensive survey of this body of works.
Charles McGill, an adjunct professor of painting and drawing, is a working artist who has spent the last 20 plus years making and exhibiting his work professionally. His art work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Art in America and appears in several private and public collections. Charles is also a published illustrator. As an eclectic and versatile artist, his work runs the gamut from painting and drawing to performance-based media and sculpture. McGill holds a B.F.A., from the School of Visual Arts, a M.F.A., from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
An opening reception and artists’ talk will be held on Friday, February 1 from 6:00–9:00 pm. The show closes Saturday, February 23, 2013.
AFA is open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, and is located 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit artistsforart.org, or call 570.969.1040.