Sam Falls

  • “NO WRONG HOLES: THIRTY YEARS OF NAYLAND BLAKE”

    Curated by Jamillah James

    In Nayland Blake’s heroic, humble work, opposites not only attract but converse, empathize, coalesce, and grow. Largely arising from the artist’s identity and experience as a biracial and queer American, Blake’s work is critically steeped in complex representations of social prejudice while remaining deeply personal, vulnerable, and compassionate. “No Wrong Holes,” which presents nearly one hundred videos, sculptures, and drawings, represents decades of healthy artistic exploration: We find cultural symbols of innocence as erotic metaphors, BDSM equipment doubling as