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.Continue reading “Simone Gad (1947-2021)”
Whether it’s disintegrating dolls, mutant ceramic bunnies, or rescue animal pinups, the artists of Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz, playfully handcraft responses to mass-produced objects and images charged with autobiographical fragments. Join me on a virtual tour, where we can survey the work for context… Continue reading “How We Got Stuck Together”
In organizing the Kickstarter campaign for Object of Her Affection, I’ve been reflecting on the inspiration that led to the performance. I’ve been developing the ideas behind Object of Her Affection for a while: Back in 2010 – my wheels started spinning when I stumbled upon footage of a woman who wanted to marry an amusement park ride.Continue reading “Flashback Friday”
On June 29th. 2015, I was awarded the 2015-2016 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship from The Department of Cultural Affairs.Continue reading “DCA 2016 COLA Fellowship (support)”
On March 6th, 2014, I was a visiting artist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to teach a workshop on puppetry and performing objects at sparQ!, an activist theatre mentoring program produced by LifeWorks. There were 8 young people in the sparQ! program who ranged in age from 18-23. Continue reading “Visiting Artist, Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles)”
On June 2012, I hosted The New American Vaudeville, at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference. In The New American Vaudeville, I contextualized evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences in intimate settings. The New American Vaudeville was informed by my position as co-founder and coordinator of the Puppet Slam Network from 2005 to 2016. Continue reading “The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)”
On December 14, 2011, Baltimore’s City Paper included me in their Top Ten – The Year In Art, characterizing my work at the Transmodern Festival as “..a whole slew of WTF”.
On April 30, 2011, I presented my multimedia artist talk, Object/Fetish: Staging the Suspension of Disbelief at a salon/art party in the H&H Arts Building in Baltimore as part of the Transmodern Festival. The artist talk was co-sponsored by the Maryland Institue College of Art’s Fiber, Sculpture and Humanistic Studies Departments.
On April 27 8-10pm, I presented my Artist Talk at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore for Valeska Populoh’s graduating class in the Fiber Department. While at MICA I spoke about performances like Growing Up Linda and Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical.
This artist talk was made in conjunction with my performance, Fudgie’s Death at the 14Karat Cabaret and my presentation Object/Fetish at a salon/art party in the H&H Arts Building as part of the 2011 Transmodern Festival.
On April 2nd, 2011, I presented The New American Vaudeville: The Puppet Slam Network, at Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance – an International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21st Century hosted by the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. In The New American Vaudeville I contextualized growing field of puppet slams – evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences. The presentation was informed by my position as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network which ran from 2005 to 2016.