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

Joshua Nathanson "Labor Day" @ Various Small Fires




On The Beach,  2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
94 x 171 inches







Another Short Quest, 2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
81 x 61 inches





Actual Frenzy,  2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
76 x 59 inches


Slipshod,  2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
76 x 59 inches


It Helps to Wobble,  2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas





Ever Higher, 2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
84 x 61 inches





Exit Mode, 2015
Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
84 x 61 inches