Charles McGill’s Art Featured in Exhibit at Chelsea Gallery

Photo courtesy of the Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

Charles McGill, whose art is featured in The Bridge Golf Learning Center and whose life and work have been an inspiration for The Bridge Golf Foundation, is the subject of a memorial exhibition entitled “Playing Through” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in Chelsea.

Assembly at Night by Charles McGill

“Assembly at Night” is one of three wall hangings by McGill at The Bridge Golf Learning Center in Harlem. (Click the image to enlarge.)

On Wednesday, June 13, the gallery will host an event from 6-8pm to celebrate the exhibition and a feature on McGill published in the newest issue of The Golfer’s Journal, a quarterly publication that aims to capture the “heart and soul of the game.” McGill died last July after a battle with cancer.

This will be a great opportunity to see some of McGill’s sculpture, which was inspired by golf and often assembled from “vinyl, leather, plastic and hardware culled from cast-off golf bags.” The show will also feature video of some of McGill’s performance work as “Arthur Negro,” a character he created who, among other things, played golf through Harlem and founded the “Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club.” You can get a preview of the show at pavelzoubok.com.

To learn more about McGill, read this remembrance by Bob Rubin, Co-Founder of our Foundation.