Κappatos gallery presents the solo exhibition by Peggy Kliafa, entitled “Pharmakon”, which consists of works produced from 2008 to date, which fall into three conceptual sections, “Religion-Metaphysics”, “Nature”, and “Science-Chemistry”.
The prevailing, distinctive feature is the choice and persistence in the material of her works, which is none other than pills or medicine wrapping, packaging, pill blisters and, finally, foil from pill wrappers. The combination and juxtaposition of pills – painkillers, antibiotics, psychotropic drugs – reveals the artist’s suggestive allusions as to the content and effect of their use.
Using pills or blisters as her building block, she composes impressive images of metal walls, stained-glass images from European cathedrals, tapestries, lace, mosaics.
Pills, in different colours and shapes, and their packaging, develop organized and symmetrical geometric patterns of impeccable execution, establishing a trompe l’oeil of multiple significations and associations.
The exhibition opens on Thursday the 28th of November 2013, at 8pm-11pm and it will last until the 11th of January 2014.
Info: Kappatos Gallery, 12, Athinas str., Monastiraki, tel. 210 3217931
TEXT EVELINA SYRIGOU