According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. –43.8 million, or 18.5%– experience mental illness in a given year. ‘help me…’ is a collection of intimate artwork, installations and interactive experiences from several artists, locally and nationally, who live with mental illness in varying capacities. We are representing artists who live with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Bipolar 1 & 2, Major Depression Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dysthymia, Psychosis, and more. The show will consist of affecting visual, auditory, tactile, and other sensory pieces in an attempt to connect with their audiences in a way that would provide insight into their illness and how they view the world.
Located at The Bush Barn Art Center, in the The A.N. Bush Gallery. The AN Bush Gallery presents major interpretive exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists. It is located on the second floor and is the Art Center’s largest exhibit space.
Featuring Artists: M3AT (Lorena Guerra Matteucci), JR Slattum, Awake (Tyler Bingham), Abogmonster (Anya Bogorad), McMonster (Josh McQuary), d2 (Meagan Lillich), Johnny Baever, Katie McManus, and Sarah Zecchini (self)
Curated by Sarah Zecchini (self)