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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jason Kunke "A Good Wall" @ Monte Vista Projects

Dunning-Kruger Effect, 2015
Quantum spin liquid paint on canvas
23 x 20 inches

Broader Concept of Immanence, 2015
Quantum spin liquid paint on canvas
23 x 20 inches

Intentional Stance, 2015
Quantum spin liquid paint on canvas
23 x 20 inches

Grace Hartigan, 2013
Dimensions variable

Signature Strike, 2015
Dimensions variable

Tomory Dodge and Annie Lapin in "Lost In A Sea of Red" @ The Pit

Tomory Dodge
Untitled, 2013
Oil on canvas
15 x 15 inches

Tomory Dodge
Untitled, 2013
Oil on canvas
15 x 15 inches

Annie Lapin
Wipe It Off Your Face, 2015
Oil and spray paint on canvas
39 x 31 inches

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come @ Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Photo appears courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 

Light Prop for an Electric Stage, 1922-1930
59 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
Click here for a one minute video presentation

Z VII, 1926
Oil on Canvas
37 1/2 x 30 inches

TRB 1, 1928
Oil on plastic

CH for Y Space Modulator, 1942 
Oil on yellow formica
60 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches

Jan Tichy
Things to Come, 1936-2012
Three-channel digital video projection

Teen Paranormal Romance Curated by Hamza Walker @ Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Kathryn Andrews
Friends and Lovers,  2010
Chain link fence, concrete bricks, wood, and paint
Dimensions Variable

Canstripe_Mint_Mattress, 2013
Queenzebra_Desat_Mattress, 2013
Stripe_Turtle_22_Mattress, 2013

stills from Ed Atkins
Even Pricks, 2013
16:10 HD Video with 5.1 Surround Sound
TRT: 7 minutes 30 seconds

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Doug Ischar "Boy, Pig, Power" @ Commonwealth & Council

Tag, 1994/2015
Lacoste shirt (altered), film based video projection
62 x 20 x 18 inches

Someone, 2013
Hand-written note, video projection with audio
58 x 16 x 20 inches

Siren, 1996/2013
Date due slip, animated video projection
(Jeffrey Dahmer aged 14)
7 x 14 x 27 inches

Go Unnoticed, 1986/2013
Framed ink-jet print from color negative, animated video projection
74 1/2 x 52 x 24 inches