Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, Sky Burchard



Sky Burchard, "Spilt Milk"
Friday, July 20, 2012, 7:00-9:00PM
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The words "Spilt Milk" conjure up feelings of loss and regret, the remains of something once there that has now moved on. So great is this loss, the first few words of the saying, "Don't Cry" need not be uttered, for we all know better.

Sky Burchard brings together four sculptures, a framed image and a poster in a solo show that ruminates on loss but does not shed a tear. Four sculpted cartons erupt and leak sculpted milk from inside sterile vitrines. A framed image of a blurry screenshot of Slash of Guns N' Roses, pouring out his soul in front of that church in the desert, (November Rain) hangs ambiguously to the side. A poster for the show, with crease lines and Slash's emoticon stamped in the corner is thumb-tacked to the wall opposite the image.

Burchard has had solo shows at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles; Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles. He has participated in various group shows in and around Los Angeles held at SF1, Raid Projects, Domestic Setting, Guggenheim Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, Long Beach City Collage and Cal State University Los Angeles. Sky Burchard was born in Hollywood, California. He got his BFA from UCLA in 2000 and his MFA from USC in 2002. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

For more information contact the artist at: krylonpoet@mindspring.com