Solo virtual exhibition highlighting the topic of mental health from the artist’s perspective demonstrating the impact of the arts in the healing process.
Un/covering is an exhibition by Tina La Porta featuring images of a pill with words screen printed onto wallpaper -e.g., Melancholy. Since her 2006 diagnosis with mental illness La Porta has used arts as the medium to describe her experience, using wallpapers as metaphors for the way these medications cover the symptoms. This exhibition creates awareness that the reality of mental illness is delicately masked with prescriptions, yet they can be easily exposed if treatments are stopped, uncovering them.
About Tina La Porta
Born in 1967 in Chicago, Tina La Porta has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Her work has been on view in South Florida at The NSU Art Museum; Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, The Cornell Museum of Art; The Art and Culture Center and Young At Art Museum. Ms. La Porta has been featured in several exhibitions at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami\'s Wynwood Art District as well as The Projects and FAR Gallery in Fort Lauderdale\'s FAT Village Art District. Other venues she has exhibited include, The New Museum, NY; Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Museu do Essencial e do Alem Disso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Centre cultural de la Fundació \"la Caixa,\" Barcelona, Spain; The Kitchen, New York, NY.
Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.