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, August 15, 2015

"Flat World" Organized by Karma, New York @ Kordansky


Peter Halley
Rectangular Prison with Smokestack, 1987
acrylic, fluorescent acrylic, Flashe, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
72 1/4 x 124 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches





Charlotte Posenenske
Deux reliefs - Serie B, prototype, 1967
(reconstruction 2008-2011)
steel (one element concavely arched, sprayed standard RAL matte black; 
one element convexly arched, sprayed standard RAL matte blue
Overall: 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches
each: 39 3/8 x 19 11/16 x 5 1/2






Tauba Auerbach
The New Ambidexterous Universe V, 2014
plywood and aluminum
 1 1/2 x 134 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches




John Mason
Shifting Blue Spear, 2014-2015
ceramic
64 x 28 x 28 inches




Will Boone
VOID, 2015
acrylic on canvas
100 x 72 x 1 3/4 inches



Jeff Elrod
Ancient ESP, 2015
acrylic paint on wall
134 1/4 inches x 101 1/2 inches