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, March 17, 2012

Sam Falls @ China Art Objects









 Not quite sure how to position myself in relation to such work that seems to solicit specific kinds of movements, I begin by finding reflections between things to be somewhat agreeable rather than typically as distractions. Of course, I'm willing to indulge those as well. For example, I have never noticed the one lite door in the last space until now.  I have to wonder if this something set up by the installed work that seems to call attention to details of the space--concrete floor cracks aligned with a vertical stack of framed, torn works on (of?) paper.  What I don't understand is why the artist didn't figure out a better way to stand things up than by using off-the-shelf hardware into the floor?  Again I seem to be weighing out the distractions.  And, as I started this by saying, I liked having the opportunity to align my own thoughts and reflections.