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, December 22, 2012

Noam Rappaport @ Cherry and Martin

Untitled, 2012, Primer, acrylic, canvas, plastic, and reed on panel

Robert Overby @ Cherry and Martin

Landscape Painting, 12 August 1970, acrylic and resin on canvas

Space No.1 Neon, July 3, 1971, neon on wall

Stephanie Taylor "Swam Sea Span" @ Samuel Freeman

Andra Ursuta @ Francois Ghebaly

Natural Born Artist, 2012, concrete, steel, 13' x 7' x 10'

Santiago Borja, Edgardo Orlaineta, and Tilman Wendland "Exhibitions" @ LAXART

Kathryn Andrews "D.O.A | D.O.B." @ David Kordansky

Jon Pestoni paintings (all 2012, all oil on canvas) @ David Kordansky

Locked Out
Locked Out (detail)
Locked Out (detail)

Hooked (detail)

Mirror (detail)
Mirror (detail)

Next to Nothing

Blind Venetians
Blind Venetians (detail)
Blind Venetians (detail)

Lunch Plate

Loose Turn

Kishio Suga floor objects upstairs @ Blum & Poe