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, April 3, 2015

Monique Van Genderen "Manufactured Paintings" @ Susanne Vielmetter

Tied to the landscape, in this case a built one called an art gallery. 
Floor to ceiling. 
Highlighter, marker, Bic-pen palette. 
Vertical horizons. 

Romantic breaches. Wash and flow. Stop. Frankenthaler. Louis. 

Other than landscape. Outlook. External view. Geometric emergence. 

Viridian and violet. 

The face (diptych). Held together by the wall.
 Eyes filled with streaming color while a nose and mouth remain mute, unemotional. 

Dyeing Easter eggs. 
(Painting process can be a lot like... Occasionally, the results reinforce this point)

Quieter passages with whites. 

Removal. Excavating and framing. 
(Searching... Subtracting.)

(Remnants become temporal records)

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