LA art revisited, sites pacific, and occasionally elsewhere
dayoutlastis 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.
Note: all are paint on plywood, sizes vary from 6 x 4 to 10 x 8 5/8 inches, thickenesses of 1/4 to 3/4
There are numerous ways to look at things, to categorize them, to understand--to think about them all. Ruth knows this. A book by its cover; a painting by its surface. Depth as a matter of sequence, steps in space, and the time that it takes. Centers. Beginnings. Ends. It has been a Borgesian summer, as of late... Colors (or not so much) and materiality (facade). The pleasure of speaking titles and sharing them. What happens at the front of something is qualitatively very different from what goes on inside.