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, March 21, 2020

Michael Rey "Mtt. Vidrxs" @ Philip Martin Gallery

 


Yavy-Yavy, 2020
Bass wood, graphite, and wax
146 x 16 in





Sixob-Maccka, 2020
Oil on panel
69 x 18 in






Dis Zutoume!, 2020
Oil on panel
58 x 40 in




Klodafhass, 2020
Oil on panel
23 x 43 in





Arqpono-Xkollett, 2020
Oil on panel
26 x 72 in


ZOPTUN (Astrolopico), 2020
Oil, tape, and vinyl on panel
46 x 32 in




























Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Lisa Oppenheim "The Eternal Substitute" @ Tanya Bonakdar | Los Angeles


CGI Volcano: An enormous eruption fills the screen with plumes of smoke 2017/2018 (Triptych Version I), 2018
Black and white silver gelatin photographs exposed to firelight
19 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches (each panel framed)
19 1/2 x 50 1/8 inches (overall)





Photograph of Nitrate Film Vault Test, Belsville Maryland Fire Pattern (1949/2019)(Version I), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photographs exposed to firelight
19 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (each panel framed)
19 7/8 x 31 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches (overall)



Photograph of Nitrate Film Vault Test, Belsville Maryland Fire Pattern (1949/2019)(Version II), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photographs exposed to firelight
19 7/8 x 14 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (each panel framed)
19 7/8 x 31 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches (overall)



Computers' Notations, July 11, 1889 (Version III), 2020
Unique silver gelatin photograms
27 3/16 x 21 11/16 inches 








4:3:2 (Version VII), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photograms
29 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches






4:3:2 (Version III), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photograms
30 3/8 x 40 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches (each panel framed)
30 3/8 x 120 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches (overall) 








4:3:2 (Version IX), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photograms
29 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches








Landscape Portraits (Camphor)(Version I), 2020
Tiled silver gelatin photograms in Camphor frames
22 x 22 inches




Selections from "Jellyfish" curated by Samantha Glaser-Weiss @ Kohn Gallery


Christopher Wool







Robert Ryman






Caroline Kent