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, September 13, 2014

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstraction @ LACMA

Analia Saban
Kohler 5931 Kitchen Sink #2,  2013
Marble on Linen

Lisa Williamson
Long Pants, 2013
acrylic on powder-coated steel

Jennie C. Jones
Semi-tone Bar, 2011
acoustic absorber panel, black gesso, and acrylic glaze on canvas


End Measure, 2011
Acoustic absorber panel, "bone black" acrylic on canvas

Mary Weatherford
love forever (cave) for MW, 2012
Flashe on linen

Sterling Ruby

Mark Grotjahn
Untitled (White Butterfly Red Big Nose Baby Moose), 2005
oil on linen

Mark Bradford
Carta, 2013
Mixed media on canvas, papier-mâché, and collage