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, June 19, 2010


Installation View

Phillipe Decrauzat, "Slow Motion #1" 2008

Gareth James, 

"The image provides a false balance to materials in space/time. The image provides a way to see the balance in space/time that the unbalanced spectator cannot approach. The image balances that which didn't require balance outside of that perspective." 2009

Jutta Koether, 
panel from the "Demonic Option" series, 2010

Andy Warhol, 
"Oxidation Painting (detail)" 1978

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