Curated by NAYLAND BLAKE
It has become a gallery tradition to invite an artist to guest curate the summer exhibition each year. This year Monya Rowe is exceptionally excited to announce Nayland Blake will curate the summer show titled The Guys We Would Fuck.
“For the past year or so I’ve been working on a book called “1000 guys I would fuck” It’s just what it sounds like: a compilation of pictures and descriptions of the men I’d go for given the chance. A while ago Monya Rowe asked me if I would be willing to organize her summer exhibition. We talked it over and came up with the idea of inviting lots of people to submit “Guys”. I’ve asked a wide range of people, friends, artists, former students and more. I’m hoping that it will sprawl beyond the boundaries of my own peer group, in the spirit of other mail art projects.”
- Nayland Blake
For this exhibition, a computer, chairs, printer and zine kit (available for .50 cents) will occupy the gallery space. Visitors are invited to print a different artwork each day to create a zine from works in the exhibition. More pages can be added to your zine as the show progresses. A new original artwork will be on view in the gallery – and a new jpeg on the gallery website – each day. For instance, at the opening reception, one work will be on view. The exhibition features works all in the same format of 8.5 by 11 inches on paper by Nayland Blake, Aaron Cobbett, Angel Colon, Robert Crouch, Joy Episalla, Karen Heagle, Julia Jacquette, Nina Katchadourian, Marlene McCarty, Nelson Santos, Dominic Sowinsky, Carrie Yamaoka and many other invited artists to be announced each day of the exhibition.
Nayland Blake is an artist living and working in New York. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.