Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
"MORYORK GALLERY is pleased to present the debut exhibition of
Los Angeles-based artist Sharyll Burroughs-Chung.
ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE: Buddhas, Nigras & Other Favorite Things
comprises works in mixed media including wood, metal, cloth, paper and
more. In addition to these, Burroughs-Chung uses concepts of banality,
high kitsch and spirituality as tools to examine the ocean of racial
assumptions in which Americans seem to be drowning. Text is integral
to the artist's exploration of these themes, including liberal use of
that infamous word "which must not be named."
"I feel these are the best instruments I can use to poke at
people for being so rigid about what race really means in this
country," she explained. "And `nigger' typifies not so
much the ways we discuss race, but the ways we DON'T discuss race.
More than 50 works never before displayed in public will be unveiled
in Sharyll's debut at the MorYork Gallery from 2 pm – 10 pm on
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, with an opening reception beginning at 7 pm
during the NELAart "Second Saturday" tour.
Born in rural Georgia, Burroughs-Chung attended the Santa Monica
College of Design, Art and Architecture, studying with faculty such as
George Herms, Deborah Sussman and Betye Saar. She resides in Echo Park
with her husband and two sons."
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
I dedicate this video to Manglor and our Mom.
I'm a big crier when it comes to music that reminds me of my mother. This reminded me of the bond my mother and my nephew always had. He probably doesn't like hearing it, but he did have a striking resemblance to Joselito.
I've already had my good cry while I watched this video.
I get a little bluesy when the holidays come. My mother always got the whole family together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She cooked and cooked for days because she loved cooking. She fed everyone and anyone who didn't have a place to go for the holidays. Every year I helped her with the cooking and cleaning of our home to welcome everyone. I didn't realize back then how much she was giving me. Today I can't seem to enjoy the holidays as much as I did when my mother was alive. I wish I had the room in our home to continue her gift for everyone. I have many good memories of her and I'll never forget what love is.
I love you Mom.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I have voted and I took my big sister to vote. No provisional ballots for us! We want our votes to count.
We had a little scene at my sisters polling place because they almost had her fill out a provisional ballot. She should have been directed to the next room for her voting place, but they took the easier (lazy) route by sending her to a table a few steps away to fill out a PB. On our own we found her polling place and she voted (this was in the same building). I couldn't leave until I said something to the people who told her she wasn't registered. It felt great to speak up. I usually don't like to make waves or have all eyes on me, but this time I had to say something. Especially when I saw how unprofessional and unhelpful they were to my sister. I knew there were going to be many more confused people coming in to vote and they don't deserve to be treated this way.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
We all need our Obama votive candle for this presidential election.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is my first time being tagged. I've been tagged by my blogger friend Pura and I want to thank her for including me to play. It took me a while to come up with something to share. Here goes....
HERE ARE THE RULES:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP.
HERE ARE SOME NON-IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I am not a phone person. There was a time when I cringed every time the phone rang. I felt invaded. I'm getting better now....thank goodness for caller id and answering services.
2. I was a woodworker for nine years and I loved it.
3. Cloudy days are my favorite kind of days.
4. I like old trucks. The older and rustier the better.
5. I was once registered as an Independent, but after four years of George Bush I changed to Democrat. Four more years later, I'm still a Democrat and I'm proudly voting for Barack Obama.
6. I don't have a green thumb, but I want to learn how to grow my own herbs and vegetables.
7. I hate shopping and I don't like malls. I do love flea markets!
I'm a small fish in this big pond of internet bloggers. The people I'm adding may not respond or have time to do this. We'll see what happens....