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, June 25, 2016

Koji Enokura and Zhu Jinshi in "Black" @ Blum & Poe

Koji Enokura
Figure A - No.1, 1982
Cotton, acrylic paint
76 1/2 x 145 x 12 1/2 inches installed

Koji Enokura
Figure B - No. 59, 1986
Acrylic on cotton, wood panel
102 1/4 x 53 1/8 inches

Koji Enokura
Intervention No. 1, 1987
Acrylic on cotton, wood beam
97 7/8 x 131 1/4 x 11 13/16 inches installed

Zhu Jinshi
Wall of Air, 2015
Canvas, frame, oil paint, metal rack
Ten parts: 98 1/2 x 79 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches each
Installed dimensions variable
[Eight of ten parts exhibited]