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, October 29, 2016

Helen Frankenthaler "Line into Color, Color into Line" @ Gagosian | Beverly Hills




Blue Bellows, 1976
Acrylic on canvas
115 1/4 x 94 inches








Syzygy, 1987
Acrylic on canvas
88 1/4 x 59 1/2 inches











Nightshade, 1987
Acrylic on canvas
73 1/4 x 55 inches





Mardi Gras, 1987
Acrylic on canvas
91 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches








White Lilac, 1985
Acrylic on canvas
85 3/8 x 53 7/8 inches






Columbine, 1985
Acrylic on canvas
81 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches







Brother Angel, 1983
Acrylic on canvas
66 1/4 x 117 inches










Grey Fireworks, 1982
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 188 1/2 inches





Mineral Kingdom, 1976
Acrylic on canvas
69 x 108 1/2 inches










Sentry, 1976
Acrylic on canvas
114 x 90 inches








Rapunzel, 1974
Acrylic on canvas
108 x 81 inches





Untitled, 1968
Acrylic on canvas
40 1/4 x 44 1/4 inches



Pink Field, 1962
Acrylic on canvas
23 3/4 x 58 inches