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, December 15, 2012

Jennifer Bolande "Landmarks" @ Luckman Gallery, Cal State LA









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Wobble, rhythm, dead end...
Appliance, domesticity, immanence...
Caught between frames.
Presentation/re-Presentation.
To speak is to vibrate...

Upon first viewing this exhibition, these are the fragments of speech that came to mind most readily. It was clear that something was being said (uttered), but not in any literal way. Signs stacked upon signs bereft of the most familiar signs of speech, pushed the reception of Jennifer Bolande's work into my sense of being in other ways. Of course, little of it played directly on my senses. That which did was the most engaging. Much of seemed like an intellectual puzzle, one I have been willing to piece together, slowly. To be continued...