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, March 12, 2016

Daniel Mendel-Black "Pretty Lips Are Red" @ China Art Objects




My Breath Is Inside You, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
57 x 34 inches


Shiver in Space, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
47 x 20 inches



Bonzai, 2014
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
27 x 20




Radical Blue, 2014
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
42 x 19 inches





Some Velvet Morning, 2014
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
36 x 24




Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
48 x 46



Afternoon Delight, 2014
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
60 x 35 inches






Gray Fugue, 2014
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
43 x 22



Gold and Oak, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
43 x 22 inches



Naked Gray, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas on Wood Panel
38 x 26 inches