Pacifico Silano, technologist, Photography, opens a solo exhibition titled Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Block Gallery June 6. It is the culmination of six months spent as an artist in residence in the museum’s new Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) studio residency program.
The exhibition recombines imagery drawn from gay erotica, vintage advertisements, and queer archival media to explore the vestiges of loss, desire, and melancholy that continue to reverberate across the LGBTQ community owing to the 1980s AIDS crisis. The death of Silano’s uncle due to complications from HIV and his subsequent erasure from the family have been the catalyst for Silano’s work around these themes.
An opening reception will be held June 6 from 6 to 8 pm at the the Bronx Museum’s Block Gallery located at 80 White Street. The exhibition will be on view through June 29.
Silano will also give a personal tour of the show on June 20 from 6 to 8 pm. RSVP for the tour here.
For more information, contact Silano, (212) 217-5517.