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

Rey Akdogan @ Hannah Hoffman


























Happy sunlighting accident? Poorly placed or intentional? Figuring out what sticks (adheres). Tenuous connections. Attention-getting ploy of orange stripe (cf. Valerie Snobeck or Virginia Overton). That said, I do like the part I understand directly as a function of the plastic curtain; it really does divide space atmospherically and changes the sense of space phenomenologicallly. Of course, one also knows this conceptually having ever entered a refrigerated portion of a warehouse, perhaps Costco.  As such, the remaining wares in the show pale experientially by comparison, conceptually and formally. Frail, faint, barely there... Again, tenuous. Kind of reminds me of my first attempts out of grad school, in a good way despite what it may seem.  For erasure and excavation is not a bad place to be.

Filtration.  Light or matter? Votive.