The first solo exhibition of Peggy Kliafa
28.11.2013 to 11.01.2014
The Kappatos Gallery hosts from the 28th of November 2013 to 11th of January 2014 the exhibition by Peggy Kliafa entitled «Pharmakon», 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.
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.
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.
Her latest works, from 2013, “drawing their iconographic positioning as well as their morphological idiom from biology, specifically from enlarged bacterial growth under the microscope, they result in new shapes and forms, new art propositions,” as mentioned in the characteristic note accompanying the exhibition. The artist states that the three sections of her works on display, “illustrate the history of therapeutics as a palimpsest of metaphysics, nature, and science.”
12, Athinas str., Athens, +302103217931 ,
Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri: 12.00-20.00
Opening: 28th November 2013 at 20.00
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