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, June 15, 2013

Richard Hawkins @ Richard Telles Fine Art

One could get lost in a place like this... but which place do I mean, the gallery installation, the sculpture, or the painting?  I suspect all three, especially as pictorial illusion and actual depth play throughout the objects in this show.  However one chooses to answer the question, one thing seems clear, Hawkins revelry in spatial ambiguities, color, handiwork, representative bodies, and art materials results in a true feast for the eyes. 

Smut Palace, 2013,
Wood, dollhouse parts, paper, and acrylic
104 x 28 1/2 x 28 1/2

Rainbow Room: Farmer's Tan, 2013
 oil on canvas,  20 x 24

Night Gallery: Whiskers, 2013,
oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/8

Night Gallery: Voluptuaries, 2013
oil on canvas
40 x 48

Rainbow Room: Smoke Right, 2013
oil on canvas
16 x 20

Night Gallery: Double-Barreled Tranny, 2013
oil on canvas
32 5/8 x 39 1/4

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