Opening: 2 July 2020
Duration: Thursday 2nd July 2020 to Saturday 8th August 2020
Place: Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki
V. Alexandrou _D. Ameladiotis_G. Vavatsis_L. Vasileiadi_L. Venieri_Th. Gatzouli_K. Damoulakis_Th. Dapis_D. Efeoglou_V. Zografos_E. Theofylaktou_H. Kalfas_P. Kliafa_H. Kondosfyris_N. Kryonides_G. Lazongas_D. Lambrou_G. Lappas_S. Laskos_A. Liti_Th. Makinatzis_E. Mavrides_K. Mavrogeorgi_F. Balas_V. Nomidou_G. Xenos_A. Palavrakis_D. Palantzas_G. Pandazis_L. Papakonstandinou_Ch. Sarandopoulou_E. Stoikou_S. Tavlarides_G. Tsakiris_Ph. Tsitsopoulos_G. Flektopoulos_M. Charos_M. Jankulovski_L. Jaric_W. Stiller
Peggy Kliafa participates in the exhibition with her artworks:
“Armory Square”, 2019, Empty used Aluminum pills’ blisters on plexiglass surface, silicone, 76 x 76 cm
It belongs to a series of artworks entitled “Armory”.
The series of abstract artworks entitled “Armory” (from the resemblance in form with the middle ages armors and the relevant symbolism) and which are made with the use of empty used aluminum pills’ blisters, on surfaces of two or three dimensions in formations of geometrical abstraction with a strict inner rhythm. The relief of these blisters creates a game of light and the plethora of the material several associations with medicines and everyone’s experience with it…
As the curator Dr. Lina Tsikouta-Deimezi wrote in the prologue of the catalogue of my solo exhibition entitled “Pharmakon”: “… the body of her work has affinities with Minimal Art, Op Art, and of course Conceptual Art. … The visual interplay of lines, surfaces, planes, colours, where applicable, as well as the harmonious linear layout with flawless combinations of positive and negative, concave and convex, in a luminous polysemy… The simulation of the gaze engenders an aesthetic interplay of light. … the strictly organized groups highlight the relationship of light, shapes, and forms, resulting in a visual experience with a quality of motion and change, despite the stillness of the whole.”
“Bacteria VIII”, 2019, Round small aluminum foils from the printed back side of the pills’ blisters on prepared canvas with acrylic spray, 64,5 x 64,5 cm
It belongs to a series of artworks entitled “Bacteria”.
The series “Bacteria” comprises of artworks made of the round or oval small aluminum foils from the back printed side of the pills’ blisters pasted on canvas. This artworks’ series is inspired by biology and especially by the impressive formations that the bacteria colonies create, as they are seen through the microscope. The magnification of these infinitesimal shapes highlights their huge power and their representation through assemblages made of small aluminum foils of the pills blisters on the prepared canvas allows the coexistence on every artwork of the problem and its solution, of the illness and its healing, probably of life and death