Second Half of 2012 Builds on Momentum of Prior Months for Charles McGill
Charles McGill’s latter half of 2012 continues to add to his first half successess with a fellow-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a feature in a Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art group show, and two solo exhibitions at Norwalk Community College and The College of New Rochelle respectively.
McGill was granted a fellowship to be in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia in August of 2012. “It was a great month of intense study and an opportunity to explore new territory” reflected McGill. In fact, much of the work he made as a VCCA Fellow is on view as Cross Section, the current exhibition at the Norwalk Community College East Campus Gallery. VCCA is a working retreat for exceptional national and international artists, writers, and composers, and is located at 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, Virginia. For more information, visit vcca.com or call 434.946.7236.
Featured in Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s Peekskill Project V, a year-long city-wide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. McGill states the group exhibition should “garner some very well deserved attention for the scale and scope of the show,” as well as the “quality of the work and vision of the artists.” Peekskill Project V opens September 29, 2012 and closes July 28, 2013. HVCCA is located at 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY. For more information, visit hvcca.org or call 914.788.0100.
Skinned, a solo exhibition at the Mooney Center Gallery at the College of New Rochelle opens on Saturday, October and closes Monday, November 12, 2012.from Saturday, October 20 through. McGill describes Skinned as “New pieces literally wrestled into shape. Stubborn objects. There is so much resistance. Each step is a physical challenge. These bags were made well and not manufactured to come apart, especially not to be pulled apart. I have recently begun the pieces with the feeling of performing an autopsy—cutting the bag with a blade from ‘throat to pelvis’ and pulling apart the chest cavity—at least that’s how it feels…. The piece is always laying on its back as though on a slab and the process continues as though some form of autopsy or examination is being performed. The work has broken away from the early decorative state. It is establishing a very different tone.” The Mooney Center Gallery at the College of New Rochelle is located at 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, New York. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Wednesday 10:00 am–8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00–4:00 pm, closed on Monday. For more information, visit cnr.edu or call 914.654.5423.
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.