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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Alex Hubbard "Basic Perversions" @ Maccarone


[To be titled], 2015
Pigmented urethane, steel
122.75 x 74.75 x 12.5 inches










[To be titled], 2015
Pigmented urethane, steel
122.75 x 74.75 x 12.5 inches









[To be titled], 2015
acrylic paint, epoxy resin, One 
Shot enamel paint, pigmented urethane, steel
122.75 x 74.75 x 12.5 inches








[To be titled], 2015
acrylic paint, epoxy resin, One 
Shot enamel paint, pigmented urethane, steel
121.5 x 73 x 12.5 inches








Busted English, 2015
acrylic paint, epoxy resin,
fiberglass, pigmented urethane, steel
98.25 x 89 x 4 inches












[To be titled], 2015
acrylic paint, epoxy resin, fiberglass,
pigmented urethane, steel
91.5 x 88.75 x 4














Weather Report, 2015
Acrylic paint, epoxy resin, fiberglass, 
One Shot enamel paint, pigmented urethane, steel
91.25 x 88.75 x 4 inches





Painting on film. Pollock. Movement. Pictorial dimension. David Smith (2d and 3D pictorial space). Peripatetic viewing. Monique Van Genderen. Skateboard wheels. 


Sometimes a chance encounter with gallery floor irregularities interacts with perceptions of work of similar process and flow. In the end, the artworks win out, but it's difficult to ignore the concrete connections.