Shelly Silver “Touch”

Simon Preston Gallery

poster for Shelly Silver “Touch”

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In Shelly Silver’s Touch, 2013, (68 mins), a man returns to his childhood home in Manhattan’s Chinatown after fifty years to care for his ailing mother. The protagonist and narrator, who remains nameless, is a librarian, cataloguer and recorder, gay man, watcher and impersonator. Touch is an essay narrated from one man’s point of view. But it is also fiction, for this man is a made-up person, an amalgam of research, interviews, off-the-record comments, secrets, improbabilities, and free-floating desires.

Shelly Silver’s work in film, video, and photography spans an eclectic range of subject matter and genres, exploring the personal and societal relations that identify and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that we dream or fabricate about others, and the stories that we construct about ourselves. Stories, Cities, Makeshift Structures, solo exhibition is currently on view at Slought, Philadelphia until 20 February, 2015.



January 31, 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00


Shelly Silver

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