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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction" @ Blum & Poe

Wonderfully complex in their simplicity, I couldn't quite tell if these paintings were historical (then) or now, or somewhere in between. I guess I prefer the latter.  Alas, I did not get a chance to capture any of the works on paper, which were my favorite.  They were so simultaneously fragile and powerful in their embrace and resolution of time.  Perhaps, it was the internal, dual natures of all the works in this show that were so compelling.  Irregular process/pattern, exterior/interior, light/heavy all with a keen sense towards subtlety and texture.  See the gallery website for installation shots here.