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, April 8, 2016

Channing Hansen @ Marc Selwyn


K²:DH:05, 2015
Merino (Chester), baby camel down, California Variegated Mutant (Millie), hybrid Border Leicester/California Variegated Mutant/Rambouillet/Finnsheep (Snickers), Romeldale (Latham), Romney (Nashua), Romney (McKenzie), California Variegated Mutant (Kaydra), California Variegated Mutant (Nyssa), Corriedale (Lamb Yellow J8047), and Karakul fibers; bamboo carbon fiber; Bombyx silk; holographic polymers; silk noils; Tussah silk; viscose; redwood
69 x 65 inches






K²:AB:06, 2015
Bluefaced Leicester, California Variegated Mutant (Kaydra), California Variegated Mutant (Nyssa), Corriedale, Corriedale (Lamb Yellow J8047), Karakul, Lionhead (Derek & Trixie), Merino (Chester), mohair, Romney (McKenzie), Swalesdale, and Targhee fibers; bamboo; bamboo carbon fiber; holographic polymers; silk noils; viscose; wild silk; redwood
74 x 94 inches




K²:Index, 2016
Alpaca, baby camel down, Bluefaced Leicester, California Variegated Mutant (Kaydra), California Variegated Mutant (Millie), Corriedale, Corriedale (Lamb Yellow J8047), Karakul, Lionhead (Derek & Trixie), hybrid Border Leicester/California Variegated Mutant/Rambouillet/Finnsheep (Snickers), hybrid California Variegated Mutant/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Border Leicester (Cessna), mohair, Merino, Merino (Chester), Norwegian, Pygora, Romeldale (Latham), Romney (Nashua), Romney (McKenzie), Swalesdale fibers and Qiviut fibers; bamboo; bamboo carbon fiber; Bombyx silk; holographic polymers; silk noils; Tussah silk; wild silk; viscose; redwood
26 individual pieces: 12 x 12 inches
Installed dimensions: 67 x 67 inches






Dense, overhung show. Dimly lit. 70s fiber reaction. How do they differentiate? Appearance is similar; the language has changed. Analog to digital, again yet analog. And the provenance of materials...