Fragment Gallery and Rubber Factory are pleased to present a joint exhibition of a new body of work by Pacifico Silano, If You Gotta Hurt Somebody, Please Hurt Me, taking place simultaneously over both sites on New York's Lower East Side. The show's title refers to a song by the 1960s girl group The Crystals, which while melodious and sweet on the surface, reveals something more sinister upon closer attention. Likewise, designed to seduce as much as repel, Silano's most recent body of work seeks to address the menace of violence beneath the cool façade of white American queer desire. These new works interrogate a history of toxic masculinity fetishized by gay men.
If You Gotta Hurt Somebody, Please Hurt Me
April 1 - May 8, 2022