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, May 26, 2017

Dianna Molzan "Usirpico" @ Kristina Kite


Untitled, 2016-2017
oil on canvas
30 x 23 x 3 inches




Fabric association. Totes. Pillows. 
Tribal. Totemic. Blinky Palermo. 


Untitled, 2017
oil on linen and canvas
38 x 9 x 5 inches





Untitled, 2017
oil on canvas and cotton batting
34 x 25 x 3 inches




Context. Floor. 


Untitled, 2015-2017
oil on canvas
61 x 45 inches


Painting recall 2010 @ Overduin & Kite "The Case of the Strand." Faux finish. Carpet, pie shapes. Where the triangle meets the curl. 




Untitled, 2016-2017
oil on jute with wooden dowels
30 x 24 x 3 inches


Pegboard. Dowels. Towels?



Untitled, 2016-2017
oil on canvas with Los Angeles Daily Times Morning Edition, August 16, 1926
36 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 4 inches


Chimes. Cell phone covers. Tactile (sometimes literal, sometimes illusion (the fussy faux dabbing, again)). Surface of cropped shrub/bush. Turf. Synthetic. 




Untitled, 2017
oil on canvas with poplar
30 x 35 x 7 inches



Pillows. Boob euphemism. Dual whatever the (pillow) case. Eye-popping. 



Untitled, 2017
oil on linen with canvas with carabiners
36 x 5 x 3 inches


Coin purses. Intimacy. Personal. An invitation to look closely, be close. 


Decorative all.