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, February 23, 2018

Judy Fiskin @ Richard Telles

There is this kind of charm in viewing Fiskin's work that is not easily explained with words but rather some kind of knowing kinship either in terms of attentions/intentions or else similar cultural overtones, the similar way in which my my grandmother might arrange the buffet or the china hutch for herself, or the party or the bazaar booth.

I had taken this photo in passing just days before viewing this show (see how it relates to the photo directly above). Again, it is a curious kinship of attentions, especially when viewing a stream of fascinating images in such a context, a flatscreen inside an art gallery and also along the way in the world at large.

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