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Nayland Blake: Behavior

Nayland Blake: Behavior

December 2, 2008-February 14, 2009
Opening reception 6-8PM Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Location One presents a survey of artist Nayland Blake, including works never before seen in New York

Nayland Blake: Heavenly Bunny SuitBehavior, a 25-year survey of the artist's work, will feature Nayland Blake: some thirty pieces from every aspect of Blake's career as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, performer, and installation artist. They include the iconic Magic (1991), Heavenly Bunny Suit (1994), a restraint piece, Jim (2000), as well as a generous selection of works never before exhibited in New York City. Behavior will be accompanied by a catalogue, as well as by a series of artist-curated performance nights, and has been curated for Location One by Maura Reilly.

Among the performances will be a re-staging of Blake's notorious performance, Gorge, a one-hour performance in which the artist sits shirtless in front of a table full of food from which the audience is free to feed him.  Gorge was originally performed in Munich in 1998, then in Eindhoven, Dublin, and most recently in New York in 2000. In addition, Blake will curate three evenings of performances, entitled Mis-behavior. Each night he will invite 5 to 10 artists, musicians, writers to react to his work, including Zeena Parkins, Chris Cochran, Carolee Schneemann, Carmelita Tropicana, Lynne Tillman, Rob Fitterman, Alyssa Wendt and Eileen Myles, among others. 

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 6–8PM
(open to the public)

EXHIBITION DATES: December 2, 2008–February 14, 2009

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 12–6PM
Free admission, Open to the public

26 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal St)
New York NY 10013 - tel. 212.334.3347
Subway: Canal Street stop on N,R,Q,W - 6 - A,C,E

Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Traditionally focused on technological experimentation and new media, Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.


Media Contact: For further information on this exhibition or Location One, or for images or interviews, please contact Cody Montgomery at 212-334-3347 or http://location1.org/contact