Simone Gad (1947-2021)

I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.

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Jim Henson Foundation (Support)

photo: Richard Termine

On January 22, 2020, the Jim Henson Foundation announced its 2020 awards, including a workshop grant for Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups. In Model Killer, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator builds dioramas of “unsolved” murders, only for it to be revealed that she’s a serial killer. 

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(In)/Animate Objects – Attempt to Raise Hell (opening)

“Attempt to Raise Hell”, Track 16’s 25th anniversary exhibition opened Saturday, November 16th from 7PM to 10PM. The exhibition featured 50 artists from Track 16’s past and present, including select dolls from the “(In)/Animate Objects” collection. The exhibition ran until Thursday December 26th, 2019.

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Model Killer, American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine, Charleville-Mézières

From September 20th-29th, 2019, a photograph from Model Killer will be part of American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine in Charleville-Mézières, France.

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(In)/Animate Objects, Love +/or Fear, Hollywood

artist visualization

On Saturday September 7th, from 8PM-11PM, I will reclaim the fence at 6551 Hollywood Blvd for an installation of doll prints from the (In)/Animate Objects collection. Located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the installation functions as a subvertisment for decay and the contagion of identity – a repetition of a repetition for which there is no original.

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