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 14, 2015

Hannah Perry "Always" @ Steve Turner

Cruising in a car at breakneck speed. Sound propels us. Fast and furious, we feel the movement. Images stream into coherence... Then dissolve.

David Schafer @ Diana Rosenstein

Michael E Smith @ Michael Benevento

Head lights. Double entendre. Subtle, hidden. Threatening? Modest? Or faux? Slight? More questions than answers. Asks to look closely. Subject to occlusion. Cf. Reflected red. At some point the frame is unclear and everything about the space is called into question. A cat's eyes are very light sensitive. Bird brains. Cat and mouse games. Contrasting spaces.