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, October 3, 2015

Casey Reas "Linear Perspective" @ Charlie James Gallery

Not quite sure where I stand with works like these, it is worth thinking about the relationships of painting (color) and video (moving images) within a perception of time both concrete (these things actually move and change according to some sort of algorithm) and more metaphorically as they reflect conditions of of our current time, especially digital media where quite often the self is thought to be obvious by a hand-held portrait; here portraits are masked by digital "facture." Portraits to be sure, it's less clear the subjects, and hence my own ambivalence about them.  Somehow they heightened the view just outside the door. See below (windows through windows from windows, filtered layers to be sure all around).