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

"This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich & Many Other Artists" @ Institute of Contemporary Art | Los Angeles

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Divine Violence, 2007
Sixteen layers of gold enamel automotive paint
on panel with matte black hand lettering
20 parts: 24 x 36 (60.1 x 91.2cm) each
Overall dimensions variable

Kim Fisher
No. 5, No. 19, and No. 22, 1996
Oil on linen
12 x 12 in (30.5 x 30.5 cm) each

John Baldessari
A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation, 1966-1968
Acrylic paint on multiple canvases
6 panels: original canvas 68 x 56.625 x 1 in (172.7 x 144 x 2.5 cm)
5 additional canvases: 34.25 x 56.625 x 1 in (87 x 144 x 2.5 cm)
Overall Dimension: 68 x 226.625 x 1 in (172.72 x 575.31 x 2.54 cm)

Lawrence Weiner
Language + the materials referred to
Dimensions variable

stills from a short film about Norm Laich
Directed and Produced by Pauline Stella Sanchez

Arturo Herrera
Park and Ride, 2018
Dimensions site specific

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