Nayland Blake | the artist
The artist Nayland Blake
Born 1960, New York City, USA.
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Drawings of Nayland Blake.
Blake's work plays with subtle contradictions by skewing cultural narratives…
Mixed media sculpture, 1989. Ex-collection of Goodman Tinnon
Were the edition large enough, and if I had an extra, aircraft hanger-size bedroom and a trust fund I'd get me two of these humungous sleeping bags. One would be kept for contemporaries and posterity, museum-virginal, displayed or loaned, and the other would always be available at home when, . . . needed.
Blake is specifically excited by gnomes. Those little men with beards that embody kitsch are replicated in frenzied drawings and attached to metallic tree sculptures like leaves hanging on steel branches…