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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24700 Automata Residency

On July 9th, 2020, 24700, news from California Institute for the Arts blog announced my individual artist residency Automata to develop Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-ups.

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Automata Residency Announcement

still from Automata: Selections from the Accidental Collection

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Automata awarded me a three week individual artist residency at its space in the Chinatown arts district of Los Angeles where I worked on the development of Model Killer.

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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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