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 8, 2015

"The Slick & the Sticky" Co-curated with Vanessa Place @ Various Small Fires


Antonine Catala
>(///)<, 2014
Steel, plastic-coated polystyrene, rubber-coated 3D printed ABS plastic, motor, 
3D printed ABS plastic, electronics, and power supply
50 x 12 x 12 inches









Dora Budor
The Architect, Loss at the Surface 2, 2015
SFX transfer scars from the movie "300: Rise of an Empire,"silicone sheet, 
silicone cast wiring, electrical fittings, stainless steel, and assorted metal hardware
76 1/2 x 122 1/2 inches




Stephanie Taylor
Alphabet Crates, formerly, I'm Not as Stupid as I Look, 2012
11 crates and various objects
Crate Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 24 inches each








Andrea Fraser
Why Does Fred Sandback's Work Make Me Cry?, 2012
Sound
49 minutes


Jacob Kassay
Untitled, 2013
Bronze
18 x 25 x 18 inches