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, August 30, 2018

Emerson Woelffler "Forty Years (Paintings 1956 – 1996)" @ Ibid

Untitled, 1975
Acrylic on canvas
76.2 x 61 cm
30 x 24 in

White Rain, 1977
Acrylic on canvas
121.9 x 76.2 cm
48 x 30 in

An intersection of phenomenon and language. 

Untitled, 1996
Acrylic on canvas
162.6 x 127 cm
64 x 50 in

A kind of intuitive approach, elusive. 

Ubu’s Birthday, 1989
Oil, acrylic on canvas
193.7 x 130.2 cm
76 1/4 x 51 1/4 in

Poetic Window, 1984
Oil, acrylic, collage on canvas
182.9 x 121.9 cm
72 x 48 in

Anastasi. Basquiat.

Fetish, 1985
Acrylic, oil on canvas
127 x 106.7 cm
50 x 42 in

Hot Lips, 1968
Acrylic, crayon on canvas
167.1 x 126.5 cm
65 3/4 x 49 3/4 in

Black Birds, 1982
Collage on paper
103.5 cm
30 x 24 in

Untitled, 1953
Oil and enamel on Luan panel
121.4 x 83.8 cm
47 3/4 x 33 in


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