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.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Andy Goldsworthy "Burnt Patch" @ San Jose Museum of Art

Burnt Patch, SJMA, 1995
Pine sticks from the Sierra Mountains

Diana Thater "Beta Space" @ San Jose Museum of Art

Science Fiction (Two), 2015
Two video projectors, media player, LED lights, and custom built-box

Visual Voyage: Milky Way to the Virgo Cluster, 2015
Nine-monitor video wall and media player
TRT: 9 minutes, 35 second loop
HDTV visual excerpt from "Runaway Universe," 2000

Aquarius Halos, 2015
Nine-monitor video wall and media player
TRT: 9 minutes, 25 seconds loop