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Charles McGill: Front Line, Back Nine On view 04.21.16–07. 03.16 at Boca Raton Museum of Art www.bocamuseum.org

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exhibition featuring works by Charles McGill explores his fascination with the subject and objects of golf, and provides a thought provoking means for us to examine race and social differences in our community. Included are golf bags adorned with collages of imagery of black history and popular culture from the artist’s Baggage series; golf bags dissected and manipulated into soft sculpture constructions in his Skinned series; and works created for McGill’s performance projects, including his golf pro “alter ego,” Arthur Negro; and ironic line of sporting equipment, Club Negro. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is surrounded by no less than 76 golf courses within a 10-mile radius, most of which form the centerpieces of gated, mostly white and upper-income communities. Meanwhile, in walking distance to the Museum, is Boca Raton’s first community—the historically African American neighborhood of Pearl City. Through artist res-

On View Magazine Spring 2016  

On View Magazine is your online source for world-class fine art museum and gallery exhibitions taking place throughout Florida. Each edition...

On View Magazine Spring 2016  

On View Magazine is your online source for world-class fine art museum and gallery exhibitions taking place throughout Florida. Each edition...