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 11, 2017

Michael E Smith @ Michael Benevento


Untitled, 2017
Found footage








Fish Oil, 2017
Fish, table




Untitled, 2017
Vinyl rendering of canine CAT scans, diaper









Untitled, 2017
Blanket, skylight





Fish Oil, 2017
Fish, table








Untitled, 2017
Blanket, skylight



Fish Oil, 2017
Fish, table














Play-Doh, 2017
Putty, corn





Untitled, 2017
Raccoon




Untitled, 2017
Bees, plastic





Untitled, 2017
Shorts, rock






Untitled, 2017
Bees, plastic








Untitled, 2017
Fish





Untitled, 2017
Waders, light bulbs, yellow jackets, beetle, shoelace, knife, enamel, plastic



Photo appears courtesy of Michael Benevento

Untitled, 2017
Balloons





Untitled, 2017
Bike, diaper