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, October 22, 2016

Erika Vogt @ Overduin & Co. "Eros Island: Knives Please Rise"

Cybele Knife, 2016
polyurethane, linen, and acrylic
62 3/4 x 43 x 6 1/4 inches

Basket Dress 2, 2016
polyurethane, linen, jute, and acrylic
63 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 4 inches

Lavapolis, 2016
resin, soil, pigment, and wire
66 1/2 x 49 x 1 inches

Richard Knife, 2016
polyurethane, linen, and acrylic
152 x 32 x 8 1/2 inches

Aporia with cast bowl fragment, 2016
polyurethane, linen, resin, soil, and silicon
60 1/2 x 60 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

John McCracken. Tools. Archaeology. Implements of destruction/construction.  Edges. Flat and dimensional but not round. Essentially 2D. Therefore, painting. Craft aesthetic. Underpainting. 

Incisive. Divisive. Tools of revolution. Editing. Cropping. Creating "sides."

Jack Goldstein.  The Knife.

The kind of work my students would like and like to make. Oversized. Playful. Theatrical. Role playing and fantasy. Shear pleasure. 

Tools that divide and, therefore, multiply.

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