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Charles McGill (American, b.1964)
LOT ID: 82846
Augusta, 2012

Mixed Media, reconfigured vintage golf bag parts on wood panel
24 х 24 х 6 in. (60.96 x 60.96 x 15.24 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, by the artist.
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"Augusta" (2012) is a visceral wall sculpture made from reconfigured vintage golf bag parts on wood panel by rising star, Contemporary African-American artist Charles McGill (US, 1964). This work belongs to his newest series of works recently unveiled at the 2013 solo exhibition "CHARLES McGILL: SHAMAN" at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Chelsea, New York, March 28 - April 27, 2013. "Augusta" measures 24 x 24 x 6 inches (61 x 61 x 15.2 cm) is in excellent condition and easily ships world-wide.

In his recent series, SKINNED to which this work belongs, McGill completely deconstructs found golf bags, assembling them into sculptural forms. The visceral process of ripping, cutting and twisting his material, which the artist compares to butchering and skinning an animal, gives formal and metaphorical intensity to his compositions. Using golf bags as his raw material, McGill literally transforms the “baggage” of this iconic American sport into semi-abstract reliefs that evoke a visceral response through the physicality of their material - the vinyl and leather “skins” of repurposed golf bags, while simultaneously engaging a discourse on race, class and the politics of exclusion. The violent process of ripping, cutting and twisting his material, which the artist compares to butchering and skinning an animal, gives formal and metaphorical intensity to his compositions.

Charles McGill has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including the Wadsworth Atheneum, Lehman College Art Gallery and The Baltimore Museum of Art. His performances, sculptures and installations have met with critical praise from The New York Times, Art in America, The International Review of African American Art, The Brooklyn Rail and Artnet Magazine. He has been awarded grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Art Matters, and was recently a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and “Artist in Residence” at the Museum of Arts and Design.
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