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, July 11, 2015

Rose Marcus "The Four Seasons" @ Night Gallery

Central Park (Red Light), 2015
Inkjet on adhesive vinyl, plexiglass, plywood
48 x 36 inches.

Central Park (Imagine with girls), 2015
Inkjet on adhesive vinyl, plywood, plexiglass, rubber, iron frame
72 x 48 inches.

Such a reminder of the mechanics of optics here...Lenses both human and other...Subjects of time, perspective and how light enters and exits (that is to say filtered with some duration no matter how small) both in the the space of representation (photographic prints) and actual viewing space (dropped ceiling with irregular openings). So, depth of space and time... Passage.