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.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Selections from "Made in LA 2018 @ Hammer Museum

EJ Hill
Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria, 2018

 Gelare Khoshgozaran
Medina Wasl: Connecting Town, 2018

Neha Choksi
Everything sunbright (i) in the womb (ii) lives (iii) ever rehearsing the end *indirectly, 2018
Multichannel video installation

John Houck
Sibling Rivalry, 2018
Archival pigment print

The Adjacent End, 2018
Archival Pigment Print

Country General, 2018
Archival Pigment Print

Rosha Yaghmai
Slide Samples (Lures, Myths), 2018
Found and personal artifacts, resin, glass, steel, rust

Dad's Slides, 1969-72
35mm color slides, projector, pedestal

Silicone (Book of Kings, p. 69), 2018
Silicone, eyeshadow, earth pigments, digital, print on silk, tulle, organza, nylon

James Benning
Found Fragments (scorched earth, Ash 01, RED CLOUD), 2016
Three-channel video installation, color, sound
Three looped videos, 75 min each

Found Fragments II, 2016
Found flag, September 10, 2016

Che Guevara (dead), 2017
Woven Tapestry

Criminal Complain, 2017
Framed photograph, document, rusted alternator

Eamon Ore-Giron
Breaking A, 2018
Flashe on linen

Angelitos Negros, 2018
Acrylic paint

Jay DeFeo "The Color of Texture" @ Marc Selwyn

Homage to Thomas Albright No. 4, 1983
oil with tape on paper
19 5/8 x 24 3/8 inches

Untitled, 1983
Oil and tape on paper
13 3/4 x 11 inches

Untitled, 1982
oil pastel, chalk and oil with collage and tape on paper
31 x 22 7/16 inches

Untitled (Rear Window series), 1982
Acrylic and mixed media on paper
31 x 22 1/2 inches

Untitled (Rear Window series), 1982
oil pastel, chalk and oil with collage and tape on paper
31 x 23 1/2 inches

Valentine, 1983
oil with collage on paper
11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches

Untitled, 1982*
Oil on paper
9 3/8 x 13 5/16 inches

Untitled, 1983
oil on paper
14 x 16 3/4 inches

Summer Landscape, 1982
oil on paper
8 x 11 7/8

Untitled, 1986
oil pastel, silver paint and alkyd on paper
10 15/16 x 13 3/4 inches

Summer Landscape, 1982
oil on paper
9 1/8 x 12 15/16

Alabama Hills No. 8: Arctic Sunset, 1986
Oil on linen
17 x 16 inches