dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

"Magic" @ Roberts Projects


Evan Trine
Sports, 2018
Unique archival pigmented print




Dion Johnson
Sunbeam, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
32 x 36 inches




Dion Johnson
Silhouette, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 inches


Nathan Mabry and Bernard Piffaretti @ Philip Martin




Nathan Mabry
The Nostalgia of the Infinite (La Lune), 2018
Aluminum, stainless steel, paint
1/4 (Ed. of 4 + 2AP)
85.5 x 66.5 x 17 inches


Bernard Piffaretti
Sans-titre, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
58 x 35 inches





Ethan Cook "Propositions" @ Anat Ebgi


Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
76 x 95 inches









Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
76 x 70 inches



Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
76 x 76 inches



Untitled, 2018
Hand woven cotton canvas in artist's frame
76 x 82 inches

Wendell Dayton @ Blum & Poe | Los Angeles


Untitled (#2), 2016
Stainless steel
96 x 47 x 25 inches













Lace, 2014
Stainless steel
121 x 24 x 20 5/8 inches




Paint, 2009
Stainless steel, terra cotta
75 x 55 x 46 inches












for Jasper Johns, 2018
Steel
18 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches




Engine, 1966
Paint, steel
34 x 30 x 36 inches






To de Kooning, 1966
Wood, paint, steel
17 x 8 x 9 inches