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.