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, August 11, 2018

Fiona Connor "Closed Down Clubs" @ Mackey Garage

Of time.
Doors—closing doors figurative and literal. 
Which side is one on? 

Doors as monuments. 
Like grave markers. 

All aligned facing one of two directions. 

Cf. Benches in Blackwelder installation from 2009. See image below and more information here.

Photo appears courtesy of Amy Howden Chapman via Chartwell Collection website.

Trompe l’oeil exactitude. 
Recreated rather than appropriated.

Push/Pull but not in that Hans Hoffman kind of way. 

Semi inventory. An ethnographic study of sorts, if buildings could have such a thing. Perhaps, typology...

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