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, May 4, 2013

Dashielle Manley @ LAXART

Is it just me or does it seem like LAXART is doing a lot of similar shows these days, ones that take the relationship between flat work, namely painted surfaces or things that simulate such, and the installation environment itself? (See my other posts on the subject within this blog) Aside from such a theme that might be emerging from this institution, it might be worth wondering why such a question persists both formally and conceptually? Painting as prop certainly blows Michael Fried's concerns of "theatricality" way out of the water...

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