Pacifico Silano

Faculty and alumni featured in Photograph Magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue

This month, photograph magazine features work by thesis student Petros Lales and alum Pacifico Silano, with additional commentary by writers, artists, and MFA Photo/Video faculty Lucas Blalock, Lyle Rexer and Marvin Heiferman.

Writing on Lales's The Time Traveler, photographer Lucas Blalock asserts:

"...computer space has at once given us a model for engaging with the virtualities latent in the material world, and new tools with which to picture them... [The Time Traveler] is funny and wise and weird. The eye contact is astonishing. Sci-Fi is all around us these days but rarely is it so convincing."

Petros Lales,  The Time Traveler , 2017.

Petros Lales, The Time Traveler, 2017.

Pacifico Silano,  Untitled (Mirror) , 2018.

Pacifico Silano, Untitled (Mirror), 2018.

Curator Marvin Heiferman says of Pacifico Silano's featured work Untitled (Mirror)

"The gutter-- in the publishing world and on city streets-- is a place we're often cautioned to avoid... the place where images butt up against each other with only a paper fold, white border, or staple separating one from the next. I haven't stopped thinking about this particular one since I first saw it because, spit right down the middle, it's about here versus there, nature and the nature of looking, and, of course, scenarios designed to excite."

In addition to these works highlighted in "photograph is 30," alumni Dinh Q. Lê and faculty Wardell Milan are featured artists in the January/February issue as well. Milan's first West Coast exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery is highlighted as is Lê's retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art in California. To read more from photograph magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue, visit the publication's site.

Wardell Milan,  Michael Ross , 2018.

Wardell Milan, Michael Ross, 2018.

Pacifico Silano, After Silence at Stellar Projects

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On June 28th, Stellar Projects will be debuting a solo exhibition of works by alumni Pacifico Silano. After Silence, Silano's latest series of photographs explores the physical and emotional voids felt as a result of the AIDS crisis.

The exhibition will run from June 28th to July 27th; with the opening reception occurring on June 28th from 6-8pm. For more information, please click here.

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A graduate of the program, Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born in Brooklyn, his work has been exhibited in group shows, including at the Bronx Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and ClampArt, New York City. He has had solo shows at ClampArt, New York City and Baxter ST@CCNY. Reviews of his work have appeared in The New Yorker, Artforum, Washington Post and The New York Times. He is a winner of the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. He was chosen as an Artist in Residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, granted a Workspace Residency at Baxter Street CCNY and was a Key Holder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. He is a 2016 fellow in Photography with the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Pacifico Silano at Rubber Factory

RUBBER FACTORY is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Pacifico Silano from his series, "John John".

Every aspect of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life was photographed, televised, and written about in a headline. His classic good looks and sexualized physique became a staple of mainstream media coverage. American culture feeds off of name recognition, likability and attractiveness. These reworked photos blur the line between the public and private self, our obsession with creating celebrity, and the American fascination with political royalty. We project our hopes, dreams and aspirations on those that are telegenic.

In the project John John, Pacifico Silano sources imagery of John F. Kennedy Jr. from vintage tabloid magazines and newspapers, reworking their content and meaning through silkscreen, monotype, and photo-collage. As the twenty year anniversary of JFK Jr.’s tragic death closely approaches, we are left to wonder what might have been.

The exhibition will run through November 15, 2017. For more details and hours, please click here.

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Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture and the circulation of imagery. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from SVA in 2012. His work has been exhibited in group shows, including at the Bronx Museum; Context, Miami; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and ClampArt, New York City. He is a winner of the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. He was chosen as an Artist in Residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, granted a Workspace Residency at Baxter Street CCNY and is currently a Key Holder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. He is a 2016 fellow in Photography with the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

Images courtesy of Pacifico Silano. 

Images courtesy of Pacifico Silano. 

The 9th iteration of the Re: Art Show organized by alumni Erin Davis and Max C Lee

The ninth iteration of Re: Art Show, Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:, Opening Saturday, March 18th from 6-10pm, up through April 15th.

This month Erin and Max have invited two guest curators, Alice Sparkly Kat and Patrick McNabb, to combine their separate-but-similar ideas into a dynamic exhibition about sexuality, gender, queerness, and subculture.

Highlights include:

  • A performance by trans wave band Deadname on the night of the opening (8pm).

  • Issues of Newspaper, created by Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez, a revival of Steve Lawrence’s publication of the same name from 1969, will be on display and for sale. 50% of proceeds go to ACLU, with the rest going directly to the artist.

Participating artists include: Ariel Jackson, Nandi Loaf, Adam Boothman, Ellis von Sternberg, Willie Stewart, Parissah Lin, Branch Ashton Hudgins, Nick Alciati, Zalika Azim, Elinor Carucci, Matthew Morrocco, Bryson Rand, Krista Louise Smith, and Pacifico Silano.