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, September 5, 2014

"Trains" Curated by Sterling Ruby @ Night Gallery

Brenna Youngblood
oh! with the lazy susan eye patch,  2012
two found tabletops
41 x 41 inches

Augustus Thompson
Failure on Red Dirt Road A, 2014
plaster, concrete, canvas, paper, cardboard, ink,
acrylic, pigment, graphite, wire mesh, rebar
ceramic, screws, sea glass
37 x 17 x 5 inches

Brenna Youngblood
Electrocardiogram/Heart of the Home, 2012
mixed media
50 x 24 x 2

Jeff Ono
Invisible State,  2014
Gypsum board, concrete, steel
57 x 29 x 33 inches

Erik Frydenborg
Them, 2014
five polychromed wood sculpture
56 x 32 x 10 inches

Piero Golia
Bus Axle Section, 2008-2009
Etched steel and walnut wood
4 x 4 x 50 inches