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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar" Curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert @ Blum & Poe

Bill McRight, Untitled, 2012,
manipulated found materials,
20 x 40 1/2 x 6 inches installed unique

Mel Chin, Cross for the Unforgiven, 2012
Eight Romanian AK-47 WASR-10
Cal. 7.62x29mm assault rifles
59 x 58 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
1/3 edition

"A Maltese cross of the Crusades, made from
8 AK-47s, the international symbol of
resistance to the West."

Tom Sachs, Chanel Guillotine Blade Holder, 2010,
Wood, steel blade, synthetic polymer paint on
plywood, hardware.
38 7/16 x 20 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches