Charles Mc Gee: Still Searching

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Charles Mc Gee: Still Searching
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Library Street Collective is proud to announce CHARLES MCGEE: STILL SEARCHING, a retrospective exhibition at 1505 Woodward Ave honoring the eminent 92-year-old Detroit artist. The exhibition will open June 1 with an artist reception from 6pm – 8pm, coinciding with the unveiling of a new monumental outdoor mural by McGee entitled UNITY at 28Grand (28 ​W. Grand River, across Clifford St. from STILL SEARCHING). The exhibition will remain on view through July 1 and is supported by Bedrock Detroit, our presenting sponsor.

STILL SEARCHING traces McGee’s 70-year-long career through an array of works that encapsulate two of the artist’s most enduring themes: chronicles of the black experience and a love of nature. The retrospective also reflects McGee’s evolution across mediums, with works ranging from charcoal drawings and photography to avant-garde three-dimensional and multimedia pieces.

Approximately one block from the site of the exhibition, the monumental outdoor mural Unity, measuring 118’ 6’’ x 50’ 9’’, will be completed in May on the north elevation of 28Grand, Bedrock’s new 13-story, micro-loft building in Downtown Detroit. The artist states that his ambition for the mural is to reach new audiences, and that he has further plans for public installations in the future.
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By: Library Street Collective