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, July 8, 2017

Morris Louis @ Honor Fraser

Number 4-32, 1962
Magna on canvas
82 1/2 x 46 inches

Number 1-51, 1962
Magna on canvas
81 3/8 x 18 7/8 inches

Delta Epsilon, 1960
Magna on canvas
104 x 151 inches

Alpha Kappa, 1960
Magna on canvas
105 x 151 inches

Para IV, 1959
Magna on Canvas
104 x 151 inches

Untitled, 1958
Magna on canvas
101 x 141 inches

Lamel Gimel, 1958
Magna on canvas
90 1/2 x 148 inches

Beth Gimel, 1958
Magna on canvas
135 x 94 1/2 inches

Material investigation
The flow of time
Scale and Magnitude with respect to viewing in situ and viewing via blog et al
Short-lived career

An odd grouping of paintings all, it was instructive to see them together, to appreciate the exploration of paint as fluid, and to be surprised by just how short a career Louis' was, yet how lasting the oeuvre, particularly the mature works, the ones that we have come to more readily know.  These were what might be called B-sides in another vernacular, and what's wrong with that?

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