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Esau McGhee

Esau McGhee, “Untitled Railroad Crossing & Pedestrian Crosswalk”, collage of archival paper and archival tape, 48 x 48” (approximately), 2014
Esau McGhee, “Untitled Railroad Crossing & Pedestrian Crosswalk”, collage of archival paper and archival tape, 48 x 48” (approximately), 2014

 

Much of my research and artist practice concentrates on a critique of image construction through strategies of image making. Beginning with a photographic investigation of urban space in my native Philadelphia I have increasingly honed in on topics of class and race construction. My most recent work has shifted from conventional strategies of representation, be it the use of the camera lens or traditional collage, to sculptural practice and large-scale installation of grid based printed works. In both cases I have deployed the found object as a strategy to further investigate the constructed image, focusing on the “image” of urban racial construction and the site of its consumption. 

Learn more about Esau McGhee​’s HATCH exhibitions Halfway to Equilibrium and The Dissemination of Blind Light.

Resident year: 
2014-2015
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Artist Resident