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, May 16, 2015

kaleidoscope: Abstraction in Architecture @ Christopher Grimes


Lucia Koch
sunset, 2014
Aluminum and Plexiglas
91 3/8 x 120 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches














Carlos Bunga
2015
Cardboard
83 x 1/4 x 4 inches






Lucia Koch
in collaboration with Gabriel Acevedo Valarde
Olinda Celeste,  2005
single-channel high-definition video, color, silent
TRT: 5 minutes, 26 seconds
Dimensions Variable












Kevin Appel
Salton Sea (heap), 2012
Arcylic, oil, and UV cured ink on canvas over panel
77 x 66 inches