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, September 22, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Selections from "Made in LA 2018 @ Hammer Museum


EJ Hill
Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria, 2018








 Gelare Khoshgozaran
Medina Wasl: Connecting Town, 2018




Neha Choksi
Everything sunbright (i) in the womb (ii) lives (iii) ever rehearsing the end *indirectly, 2018
Multichannel video installation






John Houck
Sibling Rivalry, 2018
Archival pigment print




The Adjacent End, 2018
Archival Pigment Print






Country General, 2018
Archival Pigment Print





Rosha Yaghmai
Slide Samples (Lures, Myths), 2018
Found and personal artifacts, resin, glass, steel, rust

Dad's Slides, 1969-72
35mm color slides, projector, pedestal

















Silicone (Book of Kings, p. 69), 2018
Silicone, eyeshadow, earth pigments, digital, print on silk, tulle, organza, nylon





James Benning
Found Fragments (scorched earth, Ash 01, RED CLOUD), 2016
Three-channel video installation, color, sound
Three looped videos, 75 min each











Left:
Found Fragments II, 2016
Found flag, September 10, 2016

Right:
Che Guevara (dead), 2017
Woven Tapestry




Criminal Complain, 2017
Framed photograph, document, rusted alternator






Eamon Ore-Giron
Breaking A, 2018
Flashe on linen


Angelitos Negros, 2018
Acrylic paint