first folio 2008
Pharmakon Library is an ongoing series of graphic folios created and curated by Jessica Silverman with Christina McPhee. The folios comprise a series of open works by artists who address, through image and/or text, the principle of critical reversability, or proximity of poison and cure. "Pharmakon" in Greek may mean antidote, recipe, poison, drug, spell, remedy, drug, talisman, gift and paint.
Each folio consists of pigment jet archival prints by three artists. Each folio is produced as an edition of three. The scale of each folio images is 13 x 19 inches each (Super B). Print stock is Epson exhibition photographic paper and Niyodo washi; and printed with K13 Ultrachrome Epson pigment inks.
The project preview occurred at the New York Art Book Fair October 23-26, 2008, with the release of the initial folios in limited edition. The project is curated and produced in association with Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
Jessica Silverman info at silverman-gallery.com
and Pharmakon Library blog
artists / folio one
Kristen Alvanson, Bertien van Manen,Naeem Mohaiemen, Neal Robinson, Kevin Hamilton, Mickey Smith, Elin Lennox, Dave Iseri,and Christina McPhee.
pharmakon folio documentation pdf
click-through thumbnail index (images only)
set one: spell
Elin Lennox, Mickey Smith, Neal Robinson
set two: paint
Naeem Mohaiemen, Dave Iseri
set three: recipe
Bertien van Manen, Kevin Hamilton : Healing Brush Tool
set four: antidote
Kristen Alvanson, Christina McPhee