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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Selections: Imi Knoebel, Walter De Maria, and Ellsworth Kelly @ SFMOMA

Imi Knoebel
Figur 9 (Figure 9), 1985/1990
Acrylic paint on wood

Imi Knoebel
Weisse Konstellation H (White Constellation H), 1975/1987
Acrylic paint on wood

Walter De Maria
Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1986

This last image appears courtesy of SFMOMA.

I found it curious that this work was configured thus rather than a I had viewed it. I was not aware, nor made aware in the viewing, that it had alternate configurations; there are, apparently, three possibilities, though I have yet to locate information or an image to support a third.

Ellsworth Kelly
White Relief, 1950
Oil on Wood

Ellsworth Kelly
Antibes, 1950
Oil on cardboard, wood, and string
25 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. x 1 in. (64.77 cm x 100.33 cm x 2.54 cm)

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