Charles McGill featured in L’Objet Trouvé: Readymade, Rectified & Reassembled at Pavel Zoubok Gallery
L’Objet Trouvé: Readymade, Rectified & Reassembled, an exhibition featuring the work of Charles McGill, opens on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City.
From the moment Marcel Duchamp amused himself by inverting the front fork and wheel of a found bicycle and mounting it atop a humble wooden stool, art production has been utterly redefined by the selection, alteration and combination of mass-produced objects. L’Objet Trouvé: Readymade, Rectified & Reassembled surveys the persistence and scope of this revelatory gesture in the ensuing century, ranging from straight readymades, to rectified or assisted readymades, to constructions that center on the metaphorical weight of a single object. The exhibition includes several important works that extend Duchamp’s legacy in direct quotation of this twentieth century icon. Dada expert Francis M. Naumann observes, “Duchamp’s introduction of the readymade is to contemporary art what Brunelleschi’s discovery of linear perspective was to the Renaissance.” The readymade, in its various permutations, opened the floodgates to some of the most compelling and forgettable works of the last century, throwing forever into question notions of authorship, originality, process and connoisseurship.
L’Objet Trouvé: Readymade, Rectified & Reassembled features works from Ay-O, Barton Lidicé Bene, András Böröcz, Eileen Boxer, Joseph Cornell, Sari Dienes, Marcel Duchamp, David Hammons, Geofrrey Hendricks, George Herms, Ray Johnson, Don Joint, Alison Knowles, Jess, Jiri Kolar, Sherrie Levine, Man Ray, Charles McGill, Larry Miller, Joan Mitchell, Meret Oppenheim, Richard Pettibone, Mac Premo, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Remsberg, Alexis Smith, Stephen Sollins, Dorothea Tanning, Douglas Vogel, Mark Wagner, Andy Warhol and May Wilson.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 6:00–8:00 pm. The show closes Saturday, December 21, 2013.
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.
Pavel Zoubok Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 am–6:00 pm, and is located at 531 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor (between 10th & 11th Avenues), in New York City. For more information, visit pavelzoubok.com, or call 212.675.7490.