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, April 19, 2014

Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz "Berlin | Hope" @ LA Louver


White Easel with Machine Pistol (from the White Easel Series),  1979
mixed media assemblage
105 x 182 x 28 inches







White Easel with Face (from the White Easel Series), 1977
mixed media assemblage
110 x 84 x 25 1/2 inches






White Easel with a Wooden Hand (from the White Easel Series), 1978
mixed media assemblage
105 x 182 x 28 inches





Der Ofenschirm (from the Volksempfanger Series), 1975
mixed media assemblage
61 1/4 x 39 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches
Music: Wagner, Die Walkure, Act III, Scene 3, the end
Wotan: "Leb wohl, du Kühnes, herrliches Kind"







Brunnhilde (from the Volksemfanger Series),  1976
mixed media assemblage
61 1/2 x 41 3/4 x 18 inches
Music: Wagner, Die Walkure, Act II, Scene 2
Brunnhilde: "Starke Schiete schiftet mir dort"




Die Nornen (from the Volksempfanger Series), 1976
mixed media assemblage
61 1/2 x 115 3/4 x 61 1/2 inches
Music: Wagner, Rehingold, Scene 2
Leitmotiv of Walhalla, Fricka, and Wotan: "Wotan, Gemahl! erwache!"
The Norns: "Welch Lichte löchert dort?"
Act III, Scene 3, the every end.








Der Zementkasten (from the Volksempfanger Series), 1975
mixed media assemblage
70 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 18 inches
Music: Wagner, Siegried, Act II, Scene 2
"Waldweben" and Fafner as Dragon: "Was ist da?"





The Fountain (front the White Easel Series), 1977
mixed media assemblage
96 3/4 x 65 x 22 1/2 inches








Notung (from the Volksempfanger Series),  2976
mixed media assemblage
Music: Wagner, Die Walkure, Act II, Scene 2
Siegmund, Sieglinde, and Hunding: "Zauberfest bezahmt ein Schlaf..."