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, May 12, 2017

"Concrete Island" @ Venus Over Manhattan | Los Angeles

Matt Johnson
Drywall #5, (Baby Aqua M440-3), 2017
Carved wood and paint
84 x 108 x 72 inches

Sterling Ruby
Transient Trilogy, 2005-2009
Single channel video
TRT: 37 minutes, 22 seconds

Kelly Akashi
Ways of being (figure), 2016
Brick, lead, wax, wick
26 x 6 x 42 inches

Ruben Ochoa
Pinky Swear, 2017
Galvanized steel and concrete
108 x 204 x 24 inches

Kim Gordon
Not yet titled, 2017
Spray paint, glitter, medium on canvas, Aqua-resin, and fiberglass
50 x 42 inches

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