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 28, 2017

Kevin Appel "slip collapse then and" @ Christopher Grimes


Composite 16 (hideaway), 2017
oil and UV ink on canvas over panel
60 x 48 x 1 3/8 inches





Composite 18 (ragged glory), 2017
oil on canvas over panel
77 x 66 x 1 3/8 inches





Composite 21 (then when), 2017
oil on canvas over panel
77 x 66 x 1 3/8 inches






Composite 19 (unreliable narrator),  2017
oil, acrylic, and UV ink on canvas over panel
70 x 52 x 1 3/8 inches









Composite 22 (catch and release), 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas over panel
48 x 40 x 1 3/8 inches




Composite 17 (drop kick), 2017
oil, acrylic and UV ink on canvas over panel
70 x 52 x 1 3/8 inches






Composite 24 (terse rejoinder), 2017
oil and UV ink on canvas over panel
77 x 66 x 1 3/8 inches