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, August 21, 2015

10 Sculptures @ Matthew Marks | Los Angeles

Ellsworth Kelly

Rebecca Warren

Note that there are two out of the ten promised sculptures per the title of the show, and one of them is hardly a "sculpture" hanging on the wall despite its physical depth. Come to to think of it, the second is also very slight in terms of "sculpture" physically as well as given the amount of attention to surface coloration and layering.  A nice pair in an otherwise spare gallery was worth a look to be sure.

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