November 2010 Blog Posts (47)

The New World Around The Corner

Artists often move away from their homes in a journey towards self awareness and artistic inspiration. Famously they are rather long voyages such as Picasso, Baldwin, Chopin, Chagall…
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Added by Matthew Putman on November 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Minds Eye

Minds Eye twisted into distortion. Images of self reflected on smoke stained mirrors. Reflections of illusion created by Ego feeding on psychological junk food. Minds eye candy depleting life giving substance Vitamin deficiency of the psyche. Regurgitated thoughts of fantasy chewed as cud in mouth, a past time of time wasted. Mouth filled with vomit. Vomit of past illusions coughed up as Phlegm, reflected upon puddles of glistening expectorant, gelled held in place by unwillingness to let go.… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 29, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

To

To look in a glass and see it empty, is an opportunity to marvel at it's natural presence.
To look in an eye and see a sleeping Soul, gives reflection to ones own awakening.
To Love unconditionally, is to walk away in love.
To ponder a dream in the stillness of the moment, encompasses All.

Joey Dott
2010

Added by Joey Dott on November 29, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

House of Chance and Mischief

Ms. Renee Stout highlights from her recent show at Hemphill Fine Arts. She creatively renders images and objects, revealing personal, and often private, narratives. View the visual interview of her recent showing.

Added by Richard Everett on November 29, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Sacramento's Got a Renaissance, Just Like Harlem

Sacramento's Got a Renaissance, Like Harlem

by Marichal J. Brown - (c) November 2010



Sacramento's Got a Renaissance, Like Harlem

I said, Sacramento's Got a Renaissance, Like Harlem



Listen, I said listen,

The Griots are speaking

Dr. Tchaka Muhammed is speaking

Madame Grace Douglas Carter is speaking

Dr. David Covine is speaking

Listen, Are you listening,

The elders are speaking

Mrs. Dorothy Benjamin,… Continue

Added by Marichal on November 29, 2010 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Looking forward to a special class

Tomorrow (11-29) I will start the first of 3 installments of a special class at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle with Kevin O'Dwyer, a silversmith who is an artist in residence from Ireland. I had a class with him 2 years ago and can hardly wait to learn more.

Added by Esther Ervin on November 28, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dallas wildflower artist Chapman Kelley remembers Dr. Burroughs

Dear BAIA:

Painter Chapman Kelley is not computer savvy, today he asked me…

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Added by John Viramontes on November 26, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Artist Statement



Art for me is a means of communicating the impressions in my life that have greatly influenced my desire to create expressive art.

In my expressive style of art I use the likeness of people as signs or symbols to represent a moment, an event, or a relationship that is thought provoking.

As a child growing up in Danville, Illinois, I…

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Added by Muhammad Ahmad on November 25, 2010 at 8:24am — No Comments

Dr. Margaret Burroughs Visionary & Cultural Sage

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Dr. Margaret Burroughs joined the ancestors.

Dr. Burroughs was an artist, writer/poet, teacher and institution builder.

Dr. Burroughs was the principle founder of The DuSable Museum of African American…

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Added by Ed Sherman on November 24, 2010 at 7:42pm — 1 Comment

Inside Out

Inside Out

Once passed through, Introduction to the actual you . Shedding carnal skin that we live in. Now knowing the reason why the Sun never stops glowing. Understanding planes is like watching rain, blowing against Life's window pane. Surreal interaction, loosing the need for ongoing distraction. Ego says "It's okay", "I kind of like it this way". Minds calculations resting, yielding way to new Suns in Nebula nesting. Once again the stage is set perfect, props in place to start beget.… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 23, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Artist Statement

Artist Statement:



(i) represent one element of Multiversal Consciousness,

Solidified into an individual reality.

Born of perceptions within a society,

a mass collective of the same,

forming a "core" reality.

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Being a multiversal experience solidified into observable form,

thus the You, the I.

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Labeled, Identified tangibilities bound by Illusions.

Motivated by Fears which will only become clear,

in the presence of unconditional… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 23, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Reverse Portal

Reverse Portal:

Cubes, panels of color, reflecting properties of motion, streams of swirling luminance, translucent zones.

All are clones; Mind properties creating tangible stones upon which man builds thrones in select time zones. Under "control", barter on the stroll, drugs take their toll, descending, time lending and "spending". Church in search, tithes paid, "ties" made, games played, bodies laid as the "years" fade.

This is where it gets good;

That is if you listen,… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 22, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Ego Attack

Ego attack:



Emotional roller coaster, mood swings, calculating THINGS.

Minds eye searching the crossroads looking for a path to comfortable illusion.

Ego, (wanting); remanents of past illusions those refered to in Minds Eye.

Convicting, conflicting, restricting.

Soul gasping for air while sucking in the stench of burning ego flesh.

Demons converging, impulses surging.

Minds Calculations splurging.

Wheels spining, wondering who's wining?

The… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 22, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Photos from my residency at the James W Washington Foundation, spring'09

I did not know that the file names would end up as captions.
The images are annealing a copper dome to be used in a piece, posing with the Edsion voice-writer I used to make color recordings of Mr. Washington's studio, and cutting a copper pipe for use in a sculpture.

Added by Esther Ervin on November 22, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Minds Eye

Minds Eye twisted into distortion. Images of self reflected on smoke stained mirrors. Reflections of illusion created by Ego feeding on psychological junk food. Minds eye candy depleting life giving substance, Vitamin deficiency of the psyche. Regurgitated thoughts of fantasy chewed as cud in mouth, a past time of time wasted. Mouth filled with vomit. Vomit of past illusions coughed up as Phlegm, reflected upon puddles of glistening expectorant, gelled held in place by unwillingness to let go.… Continue

Added by Joey Dott on November 22, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Art and Music

As a jazz/blues singer, I've travelled on 5 continents in over 15 countries. At every juncture, my music has crossed paths with the art of talented people. This cover design is a drawing by a young Chinaman, whom I met at CJW Club in Shanghai, during my 3-month performance, there. His girlfriend, Liu brought him to see me and the second time they came, he sat and drew my portrait. I love this so much that I made it the cover image of the…

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Added by Joan Cartwright on November 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

I Remember Margaret Goss-Burroughs, Phd

I first remember meeting Mrs. Burroughs in 1967 at the Lake Meadows Art Fair. I was a young artist in Dunbar Vocational High school under the tutorlage of Garret Whyte majoring in Commercial Art. It was the first art fair I was in and she was one of the judges and one of the guest exhibitors. I won first place, she and I became good friends.

After that experience I started to exhibit in every art fair I could find. Almost everyone I participated in she was there in one capacity or…

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Added by Gerald Sanders - profile 1 on November 22, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Remembering Dr. Burroughs

I last saw Dr. Burroughs in September of 2007 when she was called as a witness to testify in the Chicago courtroom of federal judge David Coar in a three day bench trial, regarding the dispute between wildflower artist Chapman Kelley and the Chicago Park District.

Kelley's noncommissioned public artwork, Chicago Wildflower Works, was installed in 1984 according to his design with first blossoming in the spring of 1985.…

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Added by John Viramontes on November 22, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Remembering Dr. Burroughs

It is 3:30 a.m. and I feel a nudge in me to reflect on the life and contributions of Dr. Margaret Burroughs. She passed yesterday – the founder of the Du Sable Museum- the first African American Museum in the United States of America. Wow! It is undeniable what she has meant to us and what we do as artists, as museum professionals, as art historians, as students and friends of the arts! She dared…

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Added by Myesha Francis on November 22, 2010 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

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