A Disproportionate Burden by Pichai Pongsasaovapark
“A Disproportionate Burden” is Pichai’s third solo exhibition in SAC Gallery, he continues his approach of manipulating surface texture using nontraditional artistic tools. His works capture in a tangible way the real and present danger that goes unseen by the naked eye, in effect, saying “what you can't see, can hurt you”. While previously he used exhaust pipes for his series, Poison Flower and Deluge, for this series he used a steamroller, to crush flowers, vegetables, coffee beans, and sugar canes.
Steamrolling to flatten the beautiful and healthy produce grown by farmers for our benefit is an effort to give form to the dangers of the chemicals used in modern agricultural production. Pichai’s work captures the pressures that farmers feel to increase agricultural production. Steamrolling as a form of printing is symbolic of the destruction of illegal and counterfeit goods, a way to demonstrate a resolve to protect imported foreign products. Additional works in this series utilize newspapers, another printing approach, through which Pichai highlights the stock pages of the newspaper, reflecting how the economy drives the overuse of these agri-chemicals.
A Disproportionate Burden by Pichai Pongsasaovapark will be presented by Sac Gallery, exhibition duration will be 7 August - 22 October 2021. Due to COVID-19, SAC Gallery have to move opening reception and we will update to you as soon as possible.