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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

"Theories on Forgetting" @ Gagosian | Beverly Hills


Douglas Gordon
Self Portrait of You + Me (Jackie Smiling II), 2008
Burned print, smoke, and mirror
45 3/8 x 36 13/16 inches




Mark Flood
April 22, 2013 (Made in the USA),  2014
Enamel on low-iron mirror, poplar, and anodized aluminum
74 x 56 x 2 1/2 inches






Piero Golia
Piero Golia: On Records, 2014
Performance and Installation



John Houck
Green Grapes, 2015
Archival pigment print
44 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches