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, March 16, 2013

Dan Finsel @ Richard Telles Fine Art

A dense and ambitious show, ceiling to floor, across two spaces, I'll need to return for a second look to properly digest. Stay tuned for more images.

John M. Miller "All or Nothing (At All)" @ Diane Rosenstein


Chloe Quenum "PARADE" @ ltd los angeles

Robert Gober "Sculpture Drawings Studies" @ Matthew Marks | Los Angeles

Charlene Von Heyl @ 1301PE

Untitled (L.S. #10), 2007
oil on canvas
18 x 20 inches

Judy Ledgerwood "Hot Sun Cool Shade" oil on canvas, 2010 @ 1301PE

Katie Sinnott @ ACME

Davide Balula @ Francois Ghebaly

Susumu Koshimizu @ Blum and Poe

From Surface to Surface (Wooden Logs Placed in a Radial Pattern on the Ground), 1972/2004
Thirty parts; 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 157 1/2 inches each
Installed dimensions variable

From Surface to Surface—canvas, 1971/2013
47 1/4 x 35 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches