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, August 12, 2023

Machteld Rullens "Bijna Niks" @ Overduin & Co.


Faith Ringgold "A Survey" @ Jeffrey Deitch

Baby Faith and Willi Series #2, 1982-89
Acrylic on canvas pieced and quilted borders 
35 x 30 inches

Feminist Series: “Mr. Black Man Watch Your Step...” #18 of 20, 1973-93
Acrylic on canvas tanka
56 x 26.5 inches

Feminist Series #14 of 20: Men of Eminence..., 1972- 93
Acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border tanka 
48 x 30 inches

Windows of the Wedding #10: Family, 1974 
Acrylic on canvas
74.5 x 18 inches

Windows of the Wedding #16: Lovers, 1974 
Acrylic on canvas
78 x 35 inches

Windows of the Wedding #5: Women and Children, 1974
Acrylic on canvas 
86 x 30 inches

California Dah 1, 1984 
Acrylic on canvas
113 x 45 inches

Dah #3, 1983 
Acrylic on canvas 
74 x 58 inches

Baby Faith and Willi Series #5, 1982-89
Acrylic canvas pieced and quilted borders 
34 x 30 inches

Emanon #11, 1982 
Acrylic on canvas 
31 x 27 inches

No More War Story Quilt Part I, 1985 
Intaglio, dyed and pieced fabric 63.5 x 97.5 inches
Diptych Part 1

No More War Story Quilt Part II, 1985 
Intaglio, dyed and pieced fabric
71 x 101 inches
Diptych Part 2

It was so many years ago in undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that I learned of Faith Ringgold and her work. I was studying Art History and easily drawn to her work for it's eclectic, quilted, layered, multicolor, multivalent voices. Having seen a few here and there over the years, it wasn't until this show that I was able to see what seems an ample cross-section. Here is a sampling of the ones I liked best.