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.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come @ Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Photo appears courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 

Light Prop for an Electric Stage, 1922-1930
59 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
Click here for a one minute video presentation

Z VII, 1926
Oil on Canvas
37 1/2 x 30 inches

TRB 1, 1928
Oil on plastic

CH for Y Space Modulator, 1942 
Oil on yellow formica
60 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches

Jan Tichy
Things to Come, 1936-2012
Three-channel digital video projection

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