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, February 22, 2014

Katy Cowan "Wedge," 2013, cement, hand-loomed weaving, and fabric dye. 50 x 25 x 3 inches @ ltd los angeles








Given to a conversation of architectural contingency of the past (the artist's studio remnants) and present (gallery installation) and provisionality, I was taken by the one here that stands on its own. I started my day thinking about how color holds the world together. This sculpture was my first interaction with the "outside" world and I found its concrete application (pun intended) to be a pleasant continuation of said thoughts.  Not only is such a thread of inquiry part of a current trend, but it's also timeless.