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, January 23, 2016

Kathryn Andrews "Run For President" @ MCA Chicago


October 16, 2012
Chrome-plated steel, magnets, and balloon







Hobo (Re-elect the President), 2014
Ink on paper and Plexiglas, aluminum, paint, and mixed media




Hobo (Santa's Helper No. 2), 2014
Ink on paper and Plexiglas, aluminum, paint, and mixed media




Hobo (The Candidates), 2014
Ink on paper and Plexiglas, aluminum, paint, and mixed media






Lethal Weapon, 2012
Stainless steel, paint, and certified film prop





Oval Office during the Reagan Administration, The White House, 1981-89









SPIDER-MAN FOR PRESIDENT aka
Historical Campaign Poster Painting No. 5
(Backed to Win), 2015
Aluminum, paint, Plexiglas, and certified film costume






First Lady Nancy Reagan and Mr. T at the White House Christmas Party, 1983


Gift Cart, 2011
Stainless steel and rented props



Die Another Day, 2013
Polished stainless steel, glass, brass, and certified film prop









Coming to America (Filet-O-Fish), 2013
Stainless steel, paint, found object, and certified film props













Sammy Davis Jr. with President Richard Nixon, 1973






WEE MAN FOR PRESIDENT aka
Historical Campaign Poster Painting No. 1
(The Bird to Bet on), 2015
Aluminum, paint, Plexiglas, and certified film costume






THE JOKER FOR PRESIDENT aka
Historical Campaign Poster Painting No. 4
(An Available Candidate), 2015
Aluminum, paint, Plexiglas, and certified film costume