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, February 10, 2017

Melissa Kretschmer "Excavations" @ Ace Gallery


Draw Aside, 2015
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood







Outside Source, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 49 inches






Beryl Drifter, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Beeswax, Plywood
55 x 48 inches







Blue Liner, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 57 1/2 inches






Beside a Margin, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Graphite, Plywood
72 x 122 inches






Between a River, 2016
Vellum, Gesso, Casein, Gouache, Beeswax, Graphite, Plywood
96 x 59 inches