About the Book
This book surveys the last 18 years of the artists work - An intense body of work that evolves from a single idea and continues as an obsession with an object, a golf bag, and the materials out of which it is made.
Trained formally as a painter, 2014 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant recipient, Charles McGill has evolved into a multi-disciplinary artist. The majority of his work over the past 18 years falls under the auspices of what the artist refers to as The Artifacts from the Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club, a conceptually-based body of work that incorporates golf objects, mostly golf bags, into statements that explore race, politics, sex and class. In this work he incorporates found object, graphic design, performance, essay, photography, appropriation, digital arts and collage into creating an array of golf and race-related objects infused with satire and socio-political digs. Although golf bags are used in the making of the work, the work itself, has little, if anything, to do with the game of golf. The current body of work, SKINNED, grew directly from his intensive study with appropriation of this object and his ever-present desire to work with the human figure.