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An excavation of the printed ephemera of gay culture
I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine is Silano’s first artist’s book, and engages with an ambitious accordion-folded format that references Silano’s photo-based installations: two twenty-panel long sequences that can be read as both one continuous collage and a sequence of individual images.
American conceptual artist Pacifico Silano’s practice is rooted in excavating the printed ephemera of gay culture to create new images that comment on loss, longing and queer melancholy.
‘I wanted to create a fever dream where you go in and out of consciousness.’
Included in the book is an interview with the artist by José Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum.
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, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.