Charles McGill was an associate professor of art at the Borough of Manhattan community college in New York City and was a native of Binghamton, New York.
For over 18 years Charles wrestled with the golf bag which he found to be a very political object due to its historical associations with class inequality and racial injustice. Process and concept combined with the weight and physicality of the work confirms the social and political platforms these pieces exist on. It is the artists attempt to reconcile the past, present, and future of the struggle.
Using deconstructed vintage golf bags, McGill’s assemblages take viewers on a journey. A journey which sparks discussion around themes of race, inequality, physical endurance, and history.
In January 2017, Charles was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The cancer metastasized in his spine. He passed away peacefully from his struggle in July 2017.
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