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, March 25, 2017

Carol Bove @ Maccarone | Los Angeles

Here We Are Again, 2016
Stainless steel
144 x 144 x 3 inches

How sculpture sets up a view in context... 

Love Fashions the Sidereal Body of the One in the Image and Likeness of the Other
2014, Petrified wood and steel
175 x 48 x 58 inches


Macaroni, 2016
Stainless steel and urethane paint
88.3 x 175.5 x 142.3 inches

How and when exactly to let go of looking at something...? 

Cat's Paw,  2016
Stainless steel, found steel, and urethane paint
64 x 58.5 x 44 inches

Material juxtaposition. Iron Oxide. Patina. Time. 
Sculptures with generous points of view.

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