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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Richard Serra "Equals" @ Gemini GEL

Double Rift III, 2018
Paintstik and silica on handmade paper, 3 panels
93 1/2" x 180" (237.49 x 457.20 cm)

Weight IX, 2013
1 color etching
69" x 59" (175.26 x 149.86 cm)

Equal IV, 2018
Paintstik and silica on two sheets of handmade paper
71 1/2" x 35 3/4" (181.61 x 90.81 cm)

Equal V, 2018
Paintstik and silica on two sheets of handmade paper
71 1/2" x 39" (181.61 x 99.06 cm)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Anita Payro 1950s - 1960s @ Louis Stern Fine Arts

Untitled Abstract Composition
oil on board 
27 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; 70 x 50 centimeters

Untitled Abstract Composition, circa 1965 
oil on canvas 
21 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches; 53.7 x 27.3 centimeters

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mary Heilman "Memory Remix" @ Hauser & Wirth | Los Angeles

Neo Noir, 1998
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
75 1/8 x 60 1/4

Miss Hunter
Oil on canvas
58 x 39 x 1 1/2 inches

Pal Joey
Oil on canvas
43 x 40

Shadow Cup 2, 
Glazed ceramic
21 1/4 x 24 x 1 3/4 inches

Spider's Stratagem, 1995
Oil on canvas
54 x 36 inches