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, March 15, 2014

Mai-Thu Perret @ David Kordansky




When you address emptiness, what name do you use?,  2014
glazed ceramic
17 x 21 x 5 inches




Among gods and humans, only I know,  2014
glazed ceramic
13.78 x 28.74 x 19.69 inches





Play with it and even broken tile is gold, 2014
glazed ceramic
5.91 x 31.1 x 19.69 inches




One lamp, ten thousand lamps, lamp after lamp without end, 2014
glazed ceramic
16.14 x 12.6 x 12.6 inches






How can a sparrow know the aspiration of a wild swan?,  2014
glazed ceramic
17 3/4 x 22 x 2 inches