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

Nick Herman "Urantenna" @ Grice Bench


Untitled, 2017
Collage
15 5/8 x 11 5/8 in

Wrinkle (in time). 


Upside Down...America Is, 2017
Hand painted enamel on aluminum, hardware, steel wire and acrylic on canvas

Hanging in the balance. 


Mine Eyes, 2017
Magnets, black sand, and steel on pedestal

Magnetism. 



Hyper, 2017
powder coated aluminum, hinges, and hardware
6 ft in height


Multihunge. Articulated space and whip. 


Some and many. 




C. 9 (Nightwatches), 2017
Toner print on archival bond on aluminum
57 x 39 x 1 in




We have been here before, 2017
Hand painted enamel on aluminum, steel wires, and acrylic on canvas

Opposites. 





10,000 Years, 2017
Hand painted enamel on aluminum and hardware, and acrylic on fabric
110 x 23 x 19 1/2 in


Medicine doctor. Snake around pole. Helical.