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, April 30, 2016

Daniel Joseph Martinez "IF YOU DRINK HEMLOCK, I SHALL DRINK IT WITH YOU or A BEAUTIFUL DEATH; player to player, pimp to pimp. (As performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade)" @ Roberts & Tilton

"A Shape that Stands Up" Curated by Jamillah James @ Art + Practice

Amy Sillman
A Shape that Stands Up and Listens #43, 2012
Ink and chalk on paper

A Shape That Stands Up and Listens #44, 2012
Ink and chalk on paper

Tschabalala Self

Untitled 2, 2014
Oil on canvas
54 × 34 inches.

Torey Thornton
Some Traces of Vanity Only for the Sake of the Picture, 2014
Acrylic, metallic paint, foam core, and collage on wood panel

Sadie Benning
Untitled telephone drawing, 2015
Medite, aqua, resin, casein and acrylic gouache on MDF

Brenna Youngblood
Electrocardiogram / Heart of the Home, 2012
Mixed Media