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, July 8, 2016

"Routine Pleasures" Curated by Michael Ned Holte @ MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles at the Schindler House


Simon Leung
War After War, 2011
Video
TRT: 90 minutes




Lucky Dragons
one of four works throughout the house: Agreements (1-4), 2016
stainless steel




James Benning
Untitled Fragments, 2016
Dine spearhead, stone (circa 1860s); three B-52 pieces, aluminum; 
framed postcard of Che Guevara




Lucky Dragons
one of four works throughout the house: Agreements (1-4), 2016
stainless steel




Roy MckMakin
2 Photographs of Both Sides of a Ribbon, 2008
digital pigment print



Jennifer Bornstein
Collectors' Favorites, 1994
Video
TRT: 21 minutes




Harry Dodge
The Time-Eaters, 2014
Video
TRT: 41 minutes



Lucky Dragons
one of four works throughout the house: Agreements (1-4), 2016
stainless steel




Center for Land Use Interpretation
A selection of Model Railroads in the USA.
Touchscreen display.






James Benning
After Bess, 2014
house paint on wood, wood frame



Galeria Perdida
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery, 2014
16mm film transferred to video
TRT: 20 minutes





Lucky Dragons
one of four works throughout the house: Agreements (1-4), 2016
stainless steel




Steve Roden
365 x 433, 2012
book