ELIXIR – SOLO EXHIBITION AT FABIEN CASTANIER GALLERY, MIAMI, U.S.A, 2018
ELIXIR (from Arabic: ريسكإ†- Iksīr; from Greek xērion) – a sweetened, aromatic solution of alcohol and water used as a vehicle for medicinal substances. An alchemic preparation formerly believed to be capable of prolonging life. A substance formerly believed by alchemists to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold.
Elixir is a multi-disciplinary exhibition conceived by Faith XLVII that aims to incite exploration in the viewer, both internally and externally. The body of work consists of pieces made from a broad range of media such as large-scale paintings on wood, tapestries, mosaics, and silver print.
The project as a whole constructs a non-linear narrative, acting as a lens into an introspective view of the human condition. Conjuring archetypal spirits and deconstructing iconic imagery, a metaphorical alchemical preparation is formed, transmuting base metal into gold and increasing vigor and awareness. Amidst the chaos of today’s economic, social and ecological upheavals, Elixir aims to bring psychological questioning and healing to the viewer; a kind of elixir of life.