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, October 25, 2014

Darren Almond @ Matthew Marks | Los Angeles

Second Thoughts VII, 2014
Acrylic on linen
86 1/4 inches x 81 1/8 inches

Chance Encounter,  2013
Acrylic on linen
86 1/4 inches x 143 inches

Johns Radiometer,  2013
Borosilicate glass 8330/8250, vacon II, wolfram,
mica, noble gas, and carbon soot
25 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches

At Times There Are No Words, 2012
Cast aluminum and paint
7 7/8 x 125 1/2 x 2 inches

Fullmoon@Islay, 2014
C-print face mounted onto Perspex
70 3/4 x 70 3/4 inches

Either Side of Nothing, 2014
Cast bronze and paint
Plus: 17 7/8 inches x 2 3/4 inches
Minus: 4 3/8 inches x 15 3/4 inches x 2 3/4 inches

Perfect Time 8 x 7,  2011
Steel, vinyl, computerize electronic control system and components
46 1/2 x 81 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches