Pictures at an Exhibition

Pacifico Silano at Stellar Projects, New York

Pacifico Silano, Untitled (Whips), 2018, archival pigment print


Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Pacifico Silano: After Silence” is on view at Stellar Projects in New York through Saturday, July 27. The solo exhibition presents new work by the artist.

An excerpt from the press release:

Through fragmenting, obscuring, layering, reassembling, and re-photographing, Silano recontextualizes gay erotica from the 1970’s pre-AIDS era, such as the Richard Marshall Collection of Gay Pornography at NYU’s Fales Library. The images found within the Disco-era magazines such as Blueboy, Honcho, and Drummer, are saturated with innocence and naiveté; euphoric colors; and an aura of total liberation. Today, we access this archive with the knowledge of the devastation experienced by this community and an entire generation.

© 2019 ARTnews Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ARTnews® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.