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 17, 2015

Giorgio Morandi + Robert Ryman "Object/Space" @ Kohn Gallery



Robert Ryman
Section, 1985
Oil on aluminum
16 x 16 inches







Robert Ryman
8 1/2" square, 1962
Oil and gesso on unstretched sized linen canvas
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches


Robert Ryman
Untitled, 1961
Oil on Bristol Board
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches


Robert Ryman
Stamp, 2002
Oil on canvas
14 x 14 inches





Giorgio Morandi
Natura Morta,  1948
Oil on canvas
 14 1/5 x 14 1/5 inches


Robert Ryman
Untitled, 1965
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 inches


Robert Ryman
Course, 1994
Oil on enamelac on lumasite
 24 x 24 inches


Giorgio Morandi
Natura Morta, 1950
Oil on canvas
13 4/5 x 17 7/10 inches




Robert Ryman
Wing, 2000
Oil on cardboard
13 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches




Robert Ryman
Untitled, 1964
New masters vinyl polymer acrylic,
press-type, on thin unstretched cotton
 8 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches


Giorgio Morandi
Fiori, 1953
Oil on canvas
9 4/5 x 7 9/10 inches