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.

Friday, July 1, 2011

J. Patrick Walsh @ Las Cienegas Projects

excerpt from J.Patrick Walsh III, "Knife's Sun" Video Installation @ Las Cienegas Projects, Culver City

Anthony Lepore "The New Wilderness" @ Francois Ghebaly, Culver City

David Smith "Three Planes," Painted Steel, 1960-61 @ LACMA

David Smith "Fifteen Planes," Stainless Steel, 1958 @ LACMA

David Smith "17 h's," Painted Steel, 1950

David Smith @ LACMA

David Smith, "Bec-Dida Day," Painted Steel, 1963 @ LACMA

Tim Burton @ LACMA

Bruce Nauman, "Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn't Know," neon, 1983. @ LACMA

Liz Craft, "Hanging Plant," bronze, 2003. @ LACMA

Mark Bradford, "Biggie, Biggie, Biggie," Permanent wave end papers, Xerox paper, and acrylic paint on canvas, 2002. @ LACMA

BCAM interior detail @ LACMA

Fred Sandback "Untitled (Sculptural Study, Three-Part Corner Construction)," Acrylic Yarn, 1981. @LACMA

Sol Lewitt "Wall Drawing #295: Six Superimposed Geometric Figures," 1976 and Larry Bell "Cube," 1966 @ LACMA

Donald Judd, "Copper Wall Box," 1977 @ LACMA