Object Inspiration, a collaborative exhibit with Chandler Museum
Our everyday objects may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist. Using abstraction, manipulation and interpretation, local artists create artworks in response to objects from the Chandler Museum collection.
I choose the antique pharmacy bottles, because I love multiples and containers! I had intended to fill similar bottles with wonderful cures, but after researching some of the text that was on the bottles, I found I was more interested in what the medicine would have cured than the drug itself. I went about creating some fictitious diseases complete with pseudo biological organisms and the accompanying quack cure for the disease itself. I really connected with the idea that the patent in the name of the drugs gave it a scientific legitimacy. In reality it didn't really refer to any government approval or medical legitimacy but just proprietary ideas, marketed with extreme results and flamboyant colors. The inspiration of the quack age of medicine allowed me to play pretend scientist/doctor/pharmacist/saleswoman.
At Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ