Anna Homler: Pharmacia Poetica
Opening of exhibition of photographs of instalation by Anna Homler
Anna Homler will present her installation personally.
Inspired by the writing of Paracelsus and Marsilio Ficino, the Pharmacia first appeared in 1987 as an exhibition in a storefront gallery in Hollywood and as a radio play on KPFK in Los Angeles.
Since then the Pharmacia Poetica has travelled throughout the United States and Europe, often in collaboration with other visual artists and writers.
The Pharmacia Poetica is an on-going installation project that explores the transformative power of sound and images. The Pharmacia demonstrates how the literal becomes the lyrical and in so doing, cures. Like any apothecary, the Pharmacia Poetica offers a mixture of remedies. These include sound, poetry, metalanguage, images, and objects, the main feature of which is a collection of glass bottles in which the hidden beauty of commonplace objects, suspended in liquid, is revealed.