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, February 10, 2018

Andy Robert @ Hannah Hoffman

Police and Thieves, 2017
Oil and pencil on canvas
24 x 20 inches

Not quite sure if I picked this one because of its segue from the Catherine Opie show before, but here it is anyway. It's a painting as scattered and searching as the Opie photos' subject and quite often output a la collage, somewhere between obsession and I don't know. Hard to tell which side of the line we are on sometimes, the law, the spirit of the law, or the transgressors.

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