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 18, 2014

Frederick Hammersley "Organics and Cut-ups 1963-1965" @ LA Louver














































There is a lot that could be said about Hammersley's paintings. In fact, there should be.  Alas, my time at the moment does not allow me to expand.  Suffice it to say that there is a lot going on here between organic and geometric, between analytic rigor and synthetic playfulness, reason, irrationality, structure, color, paint handling, responsiveness, and thoughtfulness. Enjoy the images, even if a camera shortchanges the nuances.