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 21, 2017

Kishio Suga @ Blum & Poe


Boundaries and Space in Equivalent Transition, 1992
Wood, paint
39 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches







Phases of Solid Color 475, 1975
Magic marker and vinyl tape on paper
28 x 20 3/4 inches



Align/misalign. Spine. 


Edges of Gathered Realms, 1993/2017
Stone, zine plates
Installed dimensions variable







Dependent Space, 1974
Vinyl tape on paper
28 1/8 x 20 7/8 inches


Not fussy. Pictures without pictures. 


To Place 275, 1975
Magic marker on paper
21 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches


 Vertical/Horizontal. Edges/Corners to Center. 


Untitled, 1975
Pastel and magic marker on paper
23 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches



Direction of Dimensions 175, 1975
Magic marker and vinyl tape on paper
21 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches



Differentiated Orders, 1979/2017
Stone, paper
Installed dimensions variable





A Placement of Unitary Situation, 2015
Wood, paint, branch, stone
80 3/4 x 35 1/2 x 24 inches


Friction/Tension. Physical forces. 


Grain. Wood. Stone. 


How things hold together (tenuously). 




The Nature of Separated Spaces, 2016
Wood, paint, metal
39 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches




Qualities of Alignment, 2016
Wood, paint
44 5/8 x 35 x 1 3/4 inches



Eva Hesse. Donald Judd. Piet Mondrian. 


Demarcated Existence, 2016
Wood, paint
35 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches





States of nature. 



Cause of Directionality, 2016
Wood, paint
72 x 51 3/4 x 4 inches