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 31, 2015

Steve Roden and Alexandra Grant "These Carnations Defy Language" @ Pasadena Museum of California Art


Steve Roden
Spinning Straw Into Straw, 1-7 2015
Acrylic and oil on canvas











Alexandra Grant
I was born to love not to hate, (2), 2014
Mixed media on paper backed with fabric





Steve Roden
late march or early april, 2015
Pencil, sumi ink, crayon, frottage, gesso, acrylic




Steve Roden
leftovers / rightovers, 2015
Collage, crayon on magazine images