The solo exhibition by Peggy Kliafa, entitled “Pharmakon”, consists of works produced from 2008 to date until today. 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.
This is a reductive tracing of the evolution of the human view on the healing of soul and body. 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. A human sculpture made of effervescent tablets can be seen on video during the process of being dissolved in water.
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.
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