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, May 6, 2016

"Performing the Grid" @ Ben Maltz Art Gallery

Kathleen Ryan
Wave, 2015
Powder coated steel railing

Emmett Williams
like attracts like, 1987
Vinyl on wall

David Haxton
Cube and Room Drawings, 1976-1977
Vintage 16mm film transferred to video
TRT: 15 minutes

Xylor Jane
1,000,000 Days Away, 2009
Stamps on paper

Xylor Jane
Clock/Calendar 21 Jun 06-Blue Moon 07, 2007
Ink and colored pencil on paper

Heather Rowe
Untitled, 2014
Steel, wood, voile, glass, wallpaper, felt shims

Dashiell Manley
New York Times, Thursday August 14, 2014, 
national edition Southern California (front page), 2014
Watercolor pencil on canvas

Bruce Nauman
Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the
Perimeter of a Square, 1967
Black and white 16mm film on video
TRT: 10 minutes

Rebecca Morris
Untitled (#09-15), 2015
Oil and spray-paint on canvas