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6:30-8:00PM | Artist-Led Tour with Pacifico Silano @ AIM at the Block Gallery, 80 White St. 2nd Floor

  • AIM at the Block Gallery 80 White Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word borrows its title from the final verse of Walt Whitman’s short poem, “A Glimpse,” a rumination on the quiet spaces where intimacy, memory, and longing reside amidst the spirited volumes of everyday life. Equally meditative, Silano's new body of work presented in Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word recombines imagery drawn from gay erotica, vintage advertisements, and queer archival media to explore the vesitges of loss, desire, and melancholy that continue to reverberate across the LGBTQ community owing to the 1980s AIDS crisis. The death of the artist's uncle due to complications of HIV and subsequent family erasure have been the catalyst for his ongoing work around these themes. Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word is the artist's first solo exihibtion with the Bronx Museum and is presented alongside the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.