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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nathan Danilowicz in "The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley" Curated by Virginia Boersma, Nick Brown, and Kio Griffith @ LACE


Volans Anguli, 2016
Foam, concrete, paint, tape
Dimensions variable








Phil Wagner "Ladies and Gentleman" @ Steve Turner




I'm a sucker for numbers in paintings. What can I say? Maybe it's countless hours watching Sesame Street and being fascinated by the interludes where the painter guy goes around swiping numbers on things with large brushes...

Justin Margitich "The New Sublime" @ Moskowitz Bayse


Variations 14, 2016
Acrylic watercolor, and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches





Variations 19, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches




Variations 5, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor, and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches



Variations 10, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor, graphite and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches




Variations 3, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches






Variations 10, 2016
Acrylic, watercolor, graphite and paper on panel
30 x 22 inches






Derivation 1, 2016
Acrylic on panel
36 x 36 inches





Derivation 6, 2016
Acrylic on panel
36 x 37 inches

David Amico @ Ace Gallery


Nile Blue, 2015
Oil on Canvas
98 x 80 inches





Steel, 2015
Oil on canvas
98 x 80 inches








China Adams @ Ace Gallery


A Certain Period of Time 23,  2013
Graphite on Paper
13 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Melissa Kretschmer "Excavations" @ Ace Gallery


Draw Aside, 2015
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood







Outside Source, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 49 inches






Beryl Drifter, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Beeswax, Plywood
55 x 48 inches







Blue Liner, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 57 1/2 inches






Beside a Margin, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
72 x 122 inches






Between a River, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Beeswax, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 59 inches