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, January 27, 2018

David Lamelas "The Other Side" @ Maccarone | Los Angeles

(Untitled) Falling Wall, 1992
Dry wall, wood, screws, acrylic paint and reclaimed lumber
209 x 320.5 x 96.5 inches.

Walls Are Meant for Jumping, 2017
Wood, dry wall and acrylic paint
736 x 326 x 42 inches.

Rugged prop for a refined wall, an arbitrary barrier. Access is limited. Because these works were conceived so long ago and finally realized now, it suggests the perpetuity and layered duration of transcendence, pending collapse, the persistence of barriers, certainly physical if not visual and then, ultimately, conceptual.  Mostly, it's just an idea about such things, but still.

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