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, April 7, 2017

"Escape Attempts" Curated by Dr. Kathy Battista @ Shulamit Nazarian


Naama Tsabar
Closer, 2014
Wood, metal, microphones, microphone stands, tuners, guitar strings, and PA system
108 x 54 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches













Virginia Overton
Untitled (orb), 2016
Countertop with light fixture
15.875 inches x 25.125 inches x 16.5 inches





Virginia Overton
Untitled (landscape), 2012/2015
Pine, cedar, fluorescent fixture, and blue gel
11 x 49 x 4.5 inches


An opportunity to think about waves (grain) from rough (coarse) to refined, from the bottom up.







Naama Tsabar

Work on Felt (Variation 9) Bourdeaux, 2016
Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuner, piano string, amplifiers
71.5 x 55.5 inches

Work on Felt (Variation 10) Black, 2016
Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuner, piano string, amplifiers
71.5 x 55.5 inches



Felt. 
A material associated with Morris and Beuys. 
The past tense of feel. 
A work about tension and feeling. 
Tight strings are high frequency; slack felt are low frequency.
Fondle. Fidget (interact)