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, March 31, 2017

Rick Owens "Furniture" and Steven Parrino paintings @ MOCA LA PDC


Steven Parrino
Frankenstein's Monster in the Arctic, 2001
Oil on canvas








Rick Owens
MASTODON EMOTION DRAPING, 2016
Single-Channel Video
TRT: 3:02 minutes (looping)


How things like canvas and fabric gather, fold and fall along bodies, buildings, furnishings, and space itself.




Rick Owens
GLITTER MASTODON EMOTION, 2016
Single-channel Video
TRT: 1:00 minute (looping)

and

PRONG TOTEM FOAM,  2016
Styrofoam and Gorilla Gaffer Tape









WEEPING ALABASTER WALL,  2015
Alabaster





Steven Parrino
Big Muff, 1988
Enamel on canvas







Rick Owens
BENCH, 2015
Ox Bone






Steven Parrino
Debbie Does Dallas,  1987
Acrylic on canvas




Rick Owens



Tonally quiet exhibition. 
Gray. 
Brooding. 
Brutal.