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Friday exhibition: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX at YBCA

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This week’s Friday exhibition is “FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX,” Nayland Blake’s solo exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The show is on view through January 27.

Blake started out as a performance artist in the Bay Area in the 1980s, often examining queer lifestyles through is work. The YBCA show is something of a return to that period.

The show is a little difficult to see or experience via images, so don’t miss the links below the JPEGs.

Nayland T. Blake and Nayland W. Blake, Untitled, c. 1963-64.

Nayland Blake, Ruins of a Sensibility, 1972-2002 (with thanks to Lynne Tillman).

Nayland Blake’s re-creation of Chuck Arnett’s 1962 mural for the Tool Box. (Read more about this piece here.)

Via ArtBabble: Blake’s participatory tribute to the early queer scene in downtown San Francisco.


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  1. […] MFA Chair Nayland Blake’s show FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX! at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is in Tyler Green’s blog Modern Art Notes on artinfo.com http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/2013/01/friday-exhibition-freelovetoolbox-at-ybca/ […]

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