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, June 22, 2012

Amanda Ross-Ho @ Cherry and Martin


"White Goddess #30 (YOU CRAZY LIKE THAT GLUE)," 2012,
Sheetrock, wood, latex paint, canvas, drop cloth, acrylic paint, graphite, aluminum thumbtacks, vintage gold tone chain.





"Untitled Wall Arrangement (BLACK CAPE)," 2012
Sheetrock, wood, hardware, latex paint, graphite, dirt, blue color pencil, acrylic paint, red wine, book tape, linen tape, silver plated chain, single earring, black cape, found image, gray sleeve, single earring, APRON Bracket Test #1, aluminum thumbtack, APRON Bracket Test #2, white wire, single earring, Black PDC Doors 1,2,and 3, vintage goldtone chain, aluminum thumbtacks, vintage goldtone chain and aluminum thumbtack, United Tapas box with two holes, aluminum thumbtack, rag, paint splattered pen, single earring, aluminum thumbtacks, gesso bucket.