Photography technologist Pacifico Silano held a solo exhibition, Don’t Worry Baby, at the gallery Monti8, in Latina, Italy.
For this exhibition, Silano, a lens-based artists whose work makes use of vintage gay erotica, took a new approach in order to highlight “the balance between softness and aggression.” Silano acquired erotic centerfolds from a range of magazines from the mid-20th century and collaged and re-photographed them, in the process eliminating any overt sexual content. The resulting images focus on the small details within a scene—a green towel covering a torso, or weights on a wooden floor.
In the words of Monti8s curators, the images “create new narratives, where nothing is expicit, like sexual acts or nudity. The sexuality of the subjects is only evoked by a detail of a body, an expression or a movement of a hand. Every work is marked by a strong sense of intimacy.”
The show was on view January 22–February 19.
For more information, contact Silano.