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

"New Babylon" Organized by Michael Dopp @ Roberts & Tilton



(detail)
Nevine Mahmoud
Play Set Part, 2015
Aluminum laminate
110 x 36 x 45 inches


(detail)
Nevine Mahmoud



(detail)
Michael Dopp



Isaac Resnikoff
Untitled (Hammered Copper No. 8), 2015
Hammered copper and maple
52 x 33 inches


Michael Dopp
Untitled (Ghost Grid / New Babylon), 2015
Acrylic and cel vinyl on canvas
105 x 29 inches


(detail)
Michael Dopp



Marcus Herse
 Pacifico - the sky, the sea, 2015
Inkjet on polyester fabric
114 x 63 inches


(detail)
Marcus Herse



Philippe de Sablet
Closer, 2015
Solid aluminum
34 x 5 x 3 inches


Phillipe de Sablet
Blown Save, 2015
Cement, steel, polyurethane, and latex
40 x 40 x 2 1/2 inches