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, April 3, 2015

Brad Eberhard "Screen Gems" @ Susanne Vielmetter


My favorite. 
Fewest number of external points of reference. 
Summarizes the best parts of (all) the rest. 
Just is. 







So much smaller by contrast with the Van Genderen show running concurrently in the adjacent spaces of the same gallery.







Malevich geometry and restraint.


Layers. History. Additive/Subtractive. 




Language. Forwards and backwards. 
E is for Eberhard. Everhard. Eternal. Permanent. 
Value and color shift. Oscillation. 
John McCallister shapes (patterns). 





Direction and orientation. 


Frames within frames. Pictures in pictures. 
Calls attention to my own viewing space in pictorial terms. 
Therefore, questions within installed groupings. Relationships between them...











Goofy, lyrical others. 








Kandinsky-esque in its depth of color (of a certain moment) along basic shapes. 




Print media. Rauschenberg collage. 








Navajo rug. Digital/Analog. Quilt.