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

Willem de Rooij "Legal Noses" @ Regen Projects




Blau, Dreieck, 2015
Polyester sewing thread and silver and 
gold metal threads
61.5 x 61.5 x 2.24




Gelb, Parallelogram, 2015
Polyester sewing thread and silver and
gold colored metal threads
30.63 x 92.24 x 2.24 inches




Braun, Dreieck, 2015
Polyester sewing thread and silver and
gold colored metal threads
61.14 x 122.99 x 2.24




Rosa, Dreieck,  2015
Polyester sewing thread and silver and
gold colored metal threads
122.64 x 61.14 x 2.24




Gemischt gross, horizontal, 2015
Polyester sewing thread and silver and
gold colored metal threads
122.64 x 122.64  x 2.24 inches




Bouquet XVI, 2015
Canary Island Date Palm fronds and
inflorescence, California Fan Palm fronds
and inflorescence locally assembled in Los Angeles
Overal Dimensions: 153.5 x 158.5 x 124 inches
Flower Dimensions: 87 x 158.5 x 124 inches
Vase Dimensions: 28 x 18 x 18 inches
Plinth Dimensions: 38.5 x 19 x 19