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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Revolution in the Making @ Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel


Sonia Gomes
Pendente 2, 2016
Stitching, bindings, different fabrics, and laces on wire and rope





Phyllida Barlow
untitled: GIG, 2014-2015
Fabric, paper, cord, timber, paint, polyurethane, foam, plaster, wool, steel, tape











Jessica Stockholder
Kissing the Wall #5 with Yellow, 1990
Metal strapping, spools of thread and wool, plastic cord, cloth, wood, chair, oil and latex and acrylic paints, fluorescent light, paper, glue




Kissing the Wall #2, 1988
Slide projector screen, newspaper, plaster, oil and acrylic paints, fluorescent tube with purple sleeve, wallpaper






Rachel Khedoori
Untitled, 2015
Brass, Hydrocal




Abigail Deville
Intersection, 2014
Reclaimed plywood theater flats, lumber, accumulated debris







Shinique Smith
Forgiving Strands, 2014-2016
Clothing, fabric, ribbon, rope, found objects