Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?
Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?

Digital photo of mouth full of pills. 2007. Image used as exhibit announcement.

 

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Pharma-illogical

Exhibit Disclaimer. ​

Pill-Poppin' Rocker
Pill-Poppin' Rocker

​Mixed media sculpture. Chair covered in drug advertisements with base made of wood, paint, seven day pill planners and gumballs. 2002.

Pill-Poppin' Rocker
Pill-Poppin' Rocker

​Mixed media sculpture. Chair covered in drug advertisements with base made of wood, paint, seven day pill planners and gumballs. 2002.

Pill Poppin' Rocker
Pill Poppin' Rocker
(Detail) 2002.

Pill Poppin' Rocker
Pill Poppin' Rocker
(Detail) 2002.

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Pharma-illogical
Seated in front of "The Vial Truth." K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2007.

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Pharma-illogical

The Vial Truth

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​"The Vial Truth"

Interactive piece that asks the viewer to share personal stories about their experiences with pharmaceuticals and the health care industry. The viewer uses drug marketing pens to write on prescription labels, which are then placed on one of the bottles from the wall. Over time, dialogues between participants began to develop with the placement of each bottle by the viewer.​ 2004-2008.

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Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical

​"The Vial Truth"
Interactive piece that asks the viewer to share personal stories about their experiences with pharmaceuticals and the health care industry. The viewer uses drug marketing pens to write on prescription labels, which are then placed on one of the bottles from the wall. Over time, dialogues between participants began to develop with the placement of each bottle by the viewer.​ 2004-2008.

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"Landing the Great American Sucker Fish"  2004-2008

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Pharma-illogical

Installation view.​

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical
Mixed media installation at K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2007.

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical

Modern health care treats spilling from a broken system.​

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(Detail)

​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008

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​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008

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Pharma-illogical

"The Golden Gurney".  Toe-tag.​

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(Detail)

​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008. Toxic flow.

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(Detail)

​"Landing the Great American Sucker Fish"  2002-2008

Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?
Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?

The Waiting Room. Built a wall with doctor's office-style window in the lobby of the museum. Metal medical chart on the ledge of the window served as the gallery comments log.​

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical

Seating areas on both sides of the Waiting Room offered museum-goers the opportunity to sit and watch a looped video presentation and read from three wall pieces, as well as a collection of informative books on the subject of the effects of pharmaceuticals in our society.

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Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

"The Waiting Room"  2004. This monitor ran a looped video of an endless stream of pills flowing into a cupped pair of hands with a digitally manipulated audio of a woman's voice reading a long list of side-effects. The manipulated voice mimicked the effect each side effect might have on the "patient."

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical

Waiting Room wall presentations of magazine marketing campaigns used by the pharmaceutical industry. Side-by-side presentations of the colorful and positive-based outcomes represented on the fronts of the ads, while the possible horrors of adverse side effects were printed in teeny-tiny lettering on the backs of each ad. In this presentation, the backs of each ad are presented enlarged for better reading.​

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Pharma-illogical

Front side of ad. "Finally" we are all happy and meeting our drug-induced potential.​

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Pharma-illogical

Drugs make me want to swing and laugh again...​

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Pharma-illogical

(Enlarged back of the ad) Wouldn't some of these side effects make for much more interesting images on the front side of the ad?​

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Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​Wall stamping. Every exhibit included large scale wall stampings using ink pads and rubber stamps. This piece entitled, "Manipulate Me," was an eight foot diameter circle stamped over two days to reveal "Short-sighted Capitalistic Solution," using thousands of repetitive stamps. On the wall opposite of the tablet shaped stamping was a twelve foot long capsule stamping entitled, "Medicate Me." The thousands of stamps revealed the message, "Proliferating Chemical Dependency." 2002-2008.

Pharma-illogical
Pharma-illogical

"Capsulized for Your Convenience".  12' x  3' long wall stamping.

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Pharma-illogical

Wall stamping detail.​

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Pharma-illogical

"GREED". Five feet tall hand stamped letters of G-R-E-E-D, using the word "ACTUALLY" with collage bed pans.​

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Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

One of four Bed Pan Trophies, covered in drug advertisements. 2004-2008.

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(Detail)

​Bed Pan Trophy. 2004-2008.

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Pharma-ecological

(Detail)

"Vial Pile"  2007. 

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Pharma-ecological

"Toxic Flow"  2007. Highlighting the environmental impacts of our proliferating chemical dependency.

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(Detail)

"Pill Pies"  2007.  Agriculture is a major contributor to releasing pharmaceuticals into the environment.

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Pharma-ecological
"Toxic Day Dreaming"  2009.


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Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2009.

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Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2009.

Here, the Medicine Wheel is shown in proximity to a local water supply.

Powell, Wyoming

Pharma-ecological
Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2010.

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Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?

Digital photo of mouth full of pills. 2007. Image used as exhibit announcement.

 

Pharma-illogical

Exhibit Disclaimer. ​

Pill-Poppin' Rocker

​Mixed media sculpture. Chair covered in drug advertisements with base made of wood, paint, seven day pill planners and gumballs. 2002.

Pill-Poppin' Rocker

​Mixed media sculpture. Chair covered in drug advertisements with base made of wood, paint, seven day pill planners and gumballs. 2002.

Pill Poppin' Rocker
(Detail) 2002.

Pill Poppin' Rocker
(Detail) 2002.

Pharma-illogical
Seated in front of "The Vial Truth." K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2007.

Pharma-illogical

The Vial Truth

Pharma-illogical
​"The Vial Truth"

Interactive piece that asks the viewer to share personal stories about their experiences with pharmaceuticals and the health care industry. The viewer uses drug marketing pens to write on prescription labels, which are then placed on one of the bottles from the wall. Over time, dialogues between participants began to develop with the placement of each bottle by the viewer.​ 2004-2008.

Pharma-illogical

​"The Vial Truth"
Interactive piece that asks the viewer to share personal stories about their experiences with pharmaceuticals and the health care industry. The viewer uses drug marketing pens to write on prescription labels, which are then placed on one of the bottles from the wall. Over time, dialogues between participants began to develop with the placement of each bottle by the viewer.​ 2004-2008.

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"Landing the Great American Sucker Fish"  2004-2008

Pharma-illogical

Installation view.​

Pharma-illogical
Mixed media installation at K. Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2007.

Pharma-illogical

Modern health care treats spilling from a broken system.​

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008

Pharma-illogical

"The Golden Gurney".  Toe-tag.​

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"The Golden Gurney"  2004-2008. Toxic flow.

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​"Landing the Great American Sucker Fish"  2002-2008

Pharma-illogical: Can You Swallow This?

The Waiting Room. Built a wall with doctor's office-style window in the lobby of the museum. Metal medical chart on the ledge of the window served as the gallery comments log.​

Pharma-illogical

Seating areas on both sides of the Waiting Room offered museum-goers the opportunity to sit and watch a looped video presentation and read from three wall pieces, as well as a collection of informative books on the subject of the effects of pharmaceuticals in our society.

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

"The Waiting Room"  2004. This monitor ran a looped video of an endless stream of pills flowing into a cupped pair of hands with a digitally manipulated audio of a woman's voice reading a long list of side-effects. The manipulated voice mimicked the effect each side effect might have on the "patient."

Pharma-illogical

Waiting Room wall presentations of magazine marketing campaigns used by the pharmaceutical industry. Side-by-side presentations of the colorful and positive-based outcomes represented on the fronts of the ads, while the possible horrors of adverse side effects were printed in teeny-tiny lettering on the backs of each ad. In this presentation, the backs of each ad are presented enlarged for better reading.​

Pharma-illogical

Front side of ad. "Finally" we are all happy and meeting our drug-induced potential.​

Pharma-illogical

Drugs make me want to swing and laugh again...​

Pharma-illogical

(Enlarged back of the ad) Wouldn't some of these side effects make for much more interesting images on the front side of the ad?​

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​Wall stamping. Every exhibit included large scale wall stampings using ink pads and rubber stamps. This piece entitled, "Manipulate Me," was an eight foot diameter circle stamped over two days to reveal "Short-sighted Capitalistic Solution," using thousands of repetitive stamps. On the wall opposite of the tablet shaped stamping was a twelve foot long capsule stamping entitled, "Medicate Me." The thousands of stamps revealed the message, "Proliferating Chemical Dependency." 2002-2008.

Pharma-illogical

"Capsulized for Your Convenience".  12' x  3' long wall stamping.

Pharma-illogical

Wall stamping detail.​

Pharma-illogical

"GREED". Five feet tall hand stamped letters of G-R-E-E-D, using the word "ACTUALLY" with collage bed pans.​

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

One of four Bed Pan Trophies, covered in drug advertisements. 2004-2008.

Pharma-illogical
(Detail)

​Bed Pan Trophy. 2004-2008.

Pharma-ecological

(Detail)

"Vial Pile"  2007. 

Pharma-ecological

"Toxic Flow"  2007. Highlighting the environmental impacts of our proliferating chemical dependency.

Pharma-ecological
(Detail)

"Pill Pies"  2007.  Agriculture is a major contributor to releasing pharmaceuticals into the environment.

Pharma-ecological
"Toxic Day Dreaming"  2009.


Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2009.

Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2009.

Here, the Medicine Wheel is shown in proximity to a local water supply.

Powell, Wyoming

Pharma-ecological
"Medicine Wheel"  2010.

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