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PACIFICO SILANO, JOHN JOHN
30th September 2017 at 8:00 am - 15th November 2017 at 5:00 pm BST
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.
Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture and the circulation of imagery.