This exhibition will feature artwork by Tina La Porta, who will create wooden structures that are covered in wallpaper in addition to framed artwork on the walls of the gallery.
"Since being diagnosed with a Mental Illness in 2006, my work has become the medium to describe my disability through the language of visual art. In this sense, despite my disability, I am able to express myself and be a vital part of society. I work with silkscreen images of pills and pill bottles printed them onto wallpaper. Each wallpapered screen print is carefully collaged onto large panels in a decentered pattern. My use of wallpaper refers to the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Wallpaper covers walls just as pills cover the symptoms of mental illness experienced while in treatment. Images of bird cages, parrots, elephants and empty chairs on wallpaper are repeated throughout these works. " ~ Tina La Porta