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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Robert Irwin @ Sprueth Magers

Shorty George, 2015
Light + Shadow + Reflection + Color
72 x 173 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches

Titles of fluorescent works recall early paintings like Crazy Otto (1962) characters, so to speak. As with such early paintings, there were horizontal lines of color similar to the vertical light bars here.  

Miss Miss Christy, 2017
Light + Shadow + Reflection + Color
72 x 173 1/2 x 4 1/4

Faust, 2015
Light + Shadow + Reflection + Color
72 x 173 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Height of light works near human height spread wide (laterally, horizontally).

Adequate confusion between site-determined work and site-independent work.

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