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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s" Curated by Hayden Dunbar @ Honor Fraser


Kenneth Noland
Angle of the Night,  1978
acrylic on shaped canvas
72 x 50 inches






Robert Motherwell
Open No. 20: Orange with Charcoal Line, 1968
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
114 x 82 inches






Anthony Caro
Dumbfound, 1976
Steel and paint
21 x 50 x 15 inches






Frank Stella
Sunapee IV, 1966
oil on shaped canvas
127 x 125 inches





Morris Louis
Kaf, 1959-60
acrylic resin on canvas
99 x 144 inches





Jules Olitski
Z, 1959
magna and acrylic on canvas
93 x 73 inches





Kenneth Noland
Liftoff, 1970
acrylic on canvas
76 x 139 inches